Highlights of 2010

Friday, December 31, 2010

Another year gone and a new year has just begun, well almost.

I can’t say with honesty that 2010 has been a favorite year of mine.  I can’t say that there were many highlights from my skewed point of view.  And I can’t say it was the best or the worst of times. 

But I can say that I have seen the Lord move.  I have seen suffering in my life and around me.  And if I look closely enough, I have seen the scales pulled back and my life transformed for the better, I’ve stared sanctification in the face and if 2010 has done one thing, it has drawn me to the feet of Jesus.  

I’d be lying if I said this year wasn’t hard.  I’d be lying if I said everything is okay and that it’s back to normal.  I’d be lying if there still were not tears and heartache and confusion over what to do next, what 2011 will hold.

But I can say with faith that He has been good to me.  That this year was a blessing and not a curse.  Though it has been hard I’m a better woman and a better wife because of it and our marriage is better than ever.  I’m hoping I find myself again this next year, find joy in the ordinary and remain content.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing”  James 1:2-4

It’s hard to believe the year is already over.  I’m not sure I remember most of it and for that reason alone I’m glad I blog.  But for my own sake, let’s take a look back and see what the year had in store.

Alex turned 31 and we lived in a hotel for 30 days.

Dealt with the fertility stuff and heard Paul Tripp at the Marriage Retreat

Bought a house
Spent Easter with my Grandpa and heart wrenchingly decided to leave our small group of over 2 years.

Reminisced about my stepfather Jim and wondered how 5 years could go by so quickly and enjoyed the annual women’s retreat at our church
Spruced up our little patio
Mourned the passing of our last grandparent, my grandpa, spent a weekend up north, and joined our first CSA
Revamped our bathrooms, drank green monsters, and found hope in the cross

Celebrated our 4th anniversary, made some very difficult decisions, sold the house and found hope through Andree Seu
We witnessed God’s goodness through Asher, and we went on a much needed, mind clearing, relaxing vacation. 
Vacation, turning 30, and retuning back to reality

Got back into cooking, celebrated the holidays with family, and enjoyed just being at home
that’s it 2010 in a nutshell.  what were your highlights? 


Anonymous said...

oh, this post is so, so good. Ringing in the new year brought some sadness for me as well as feeling sorry for myself and forgetting the good promises God has given. THANK YOU for reminding me:) Praying you can know his love and joy in even better ways this year!

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