Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Reflections On The Past Year

I have been thinking about the many things that we have walked through in this past year. It seems like it has been a couple of years all rolled up into one. In many ways it has been a hard year but I really do not want to focus on that. So to bring in the New Year I would like to focus on the 12 things that I have been most grateful for in this past year. Don't worry I am thankful for more than 12 things but I have to draw the line somewhere or you would be reading my blog all night. So here they are:
1. I am so grateful for Jesus! He has walked me through some really rough times and danced over me in the good ones. I love Him for saving me and being my shelter and my provider.
2. I am so thankful for David. He is my perfect one. He genuinely likes me and we really love just hanging out and making each other laugh. What a gift to have a man that loves me just for me. Thanks God!
3. Samuel David. I am so grateful for giving me my boy first. He has developed into the most wonderful and funny person. One of the qualities that I really enjoy in a person is the ability to make people laugh and Sam has got that. He also still snuggles with me at nine years old. Don't tell him that that is uncool, I want him to do that forever.
4. My Lili Faith. The gloriously happy soul that God dropped into my life to help me not take things to seriously. She is blissful and her faith has changed me. I am so grateful for her.
5. Abigail Joy, two year old extraordinaire. I am so amazed that God thought I could handle this little ball of energy as my last one. I think He has quite a sense of humor. I just laugh when I look at her. She is joy. Always singing, always moving and always keeping me on my toes. God knew we all needed Abigabble!
6. I have been blessed with an amazing extended family. Dads, moms, brother, sister in laws, precious nieces, and an stinking adorable nephew that I am so glad is here on this earth.I love each and every one of them. That is a gift.
7. I am so grateful for my bestest friend. We have walked through a lot of hard things this year and still come out friends. She is really more sister to me than anything. It is good of God to give me a friend that gets me and laughs at my weird ways sometimes. Seriously, we laugh at each other a lot. We are both so weird.
8. I have a roof over my head. Yellow on the walls and ceilings and zigzag on the floor it may be but it is still a roof and I am grateful for it.
9. I have a great car. just like I wanted. Thanks God for finding it.
10. I feel better. I have been sick so much this year and was very sick all through Christmas. That was a bummer. But I do feel better now and I am so grateful for that.
11. We have a great church. I really am so thankful for our pastor and the gift of being able to give my voice in worship. I love being used for God in one way or the other. Just to be effective for Him is what I want.
12. This being the last one I want to say that I am so grateful that I am still a dreamer. Try as I do to not dream anymore because things may not have turned out like we have wanted for us or our children. I still catch myself dreaming. Right now it is about the little things in my heart but I would like to, this next year, start dreaming the big dreams that I have had. The song of my heart. Some things that have died because of hopelessness. I am going to really try to seek those out again.
Well, there you have it. It has been a wild and crazy year but God has been in it all. Blessings to each and everyone in this New Year! Dream again people!

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