I can't believe we are sitting here on the last day of 2009. I can remember my parents always saying just wait you'll see how time flies by. I couldn't imagine that ever being the case. Here I am now 30 years old, and each day goes my so fast I could probably get whiplash.
2009 had some pretty major life changing happenings. Preston got his master license and now owns his own business. It was such a difficult thing for him and I was so proud of him when he did it. It has changed every aspect of our life and I am so thankful for it.
The other very important change was our church. P and I had always gone to my childhood church and we definitely felt God calling us elsewhere. It was really an amazing thing. I am very much a shy, introvert and the thought of going somewhere completely foreign seems ludicrous. But it was such a strong urge that we just had to do it. It is the best decision of my life. We started visiting a church over the summer and fell in love with everything. We also joined a small group and jumped in feet first. I am so thankful I listened to what God was telling me. We became members a couple of months ago and it was the best change ever!
The hope of a new year is always refreshing. The thought of leaving 2009 in the past and getting a fresh, new start is exciting.
"This is what the Lord says-he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,
Forget the the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:16, 18-19
I have been thinking about what I want for this new year. OF COURSE, I have the same obvious resolution I have every year. I want to eat better and work out more. I want to make better choices when cooking and grocery shopping. P and I have already talked about it and we are starting tomorrow! I am giving myself this one last day to finish of the yummy chocolate sheet cake I made. ha!
I want to be a better wife. I need to be so much more deliberate in giving P undivided attention. I get so bogged down in the craziness of our daily life that I tend to neglect him since he's old enough to take care of himself.
I wake up every morning with the desire to be the best mommy in the whole world and I know I fail miserably everyday! It will always be my goal to be a better mommy. I want to show each one of my kids just how unbelievably special each one of them are and what a magnificent gift they are to both of us.
But other than the obvious, I want to focus this year at being better on the inside. I want this year to be a year of growth. I want to grow in my relationship with God and spend very deliberate time in His word and getting to know Him better. I know he desires a close relationship with me and I have allowed myself to stay too busy for this. With that I want to share His love. We spent a little time before the holidays helping a family with our CLG group. This family is in desperate need and it felt so good to help out a little. But I don't only want to help during the holidays. I want my kids to experience daily what it's like to show God's love. I want share the many blessings we've been given.
So with that said, I'm saying good-bye to 2009 and hello 2010!
What are your resolutions for the new year?