Friday, January 1, 2010

Dear 2009

Dear 2009,

Thank you for being a pretty good year to me.  You brought me lots of happy moments, some sad moments, and some very real moments.  You came in like every other year, yet you are leaving me excited, scared, anxious and craving more. 

2009, you introduced to me wonderful blogging friends.  My first introduction to the blogging world was through my cousin, Holly, and her journey with Carleigh.  But through tears, pain, and tragedy, I decided to stick with this whole blogging thing, and I am really glad I did.  Now, I have great blogging friends that I consider my constant encouragers and people who can lift my spirits up when I am feeling down.  I feel humbled and blessed that you all share your journey with me. 

2009, you and I accomplished a lot of goals like finishing grad school, starting a private counseling practice, becoming a children's minister-well, you really snuck that one in there without me knowing, enjoying a wonderful vacation with my husband-Molly free, and you made me realize that I need to love God more, and truly accept the love that he has for me. 

2009, you challenged me to live every single day for God, and show the world who he is, no matter the cost to myself.  Thank you 2009 for teaching me how to make my faith real, alive, and something that is flourishing, not just staying the same. 

Looking back on my year, my 2009 year, I have a lot to look forward to in 2010.  The new year is going to be one of the craziest, busiest, stressful, fun, exciting, and grand old time that I have ever had.  God is up to some really BIG stuff, that I can't wait to share with you all.  So stay tuned for 2010, because you won't want to miss any second of it!

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years! 

We made it safely to Ohio, only to find Eric's Mom with the stomach flu!  So Christmas was celebrated on the 26th, and then poor Molly got the flu too!  So it was an eventful holiday season to say the least.  But we loved spending time with our family and friends, and we are looking forward to 2010, and what all will come with it!

Now we are back in the land of cheese, doing laundry, putting new toys away, setting new toys up-like our surprise new TV from my in-laws, score!  And gearing up for a HUGE announcement at The Ridge on Sunday.  Have a great weekend!





Happy 2010!


Becca said...

I am so glad that 2009 was so good to you and your family! I can't wait to see all that 2010 brings for y'all!

Molly looks so adorable in her little Christmas dress in front of the tree. What a little sweetheart! I am sorry to hear that she got the flu! I hope she is feeling better.

Happy New Year!

He & Me + 3 said...

Glad you are back safe and sound. Sorry about the flu...yuck. Molly is too cute in front of that tree. Love the pictures.
May 2010 bring you many blessings!

Kristin said...

Molly is the cutest little girl in her Christmas dress!! Precious!! I am so proud of everything you accomplished this past year! I know 2010 is going to be awesome for you!

Veronica said...

LOVE that last pic of Molly! So cute!

I'm glad you guys had a nice Christmas even with being sick!

I'll be excited to hear what news you'll be sharing at church tomorrow and more excited to see what the Lord has in store for you guys this year!

I have been so blessed by your friendship this year! Love you lots and hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend!

Linda said...

Hi Kate...I didn't know that Holly was your cousin! That's neat! I love her! She sure has gone through a lot for one so young!

I liked the pictures. Molly was precious in her pretty outfit! "Molly" is a little "Dolly"!!!!

Hope she is all over the yucky flu. So many people got that stuff this year. I never remember seeing such a wide spread flu.

I hope you will be greatly blessed in the New Year!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jenilee said...

love the layout! :) I hope your cutie is feeling better... being sick is no fun! happy 2010!

April said...

It's amazing when you look back, "All that happened THIS year?" Congratulations on your accomplishments! I also became much more involved in BlogLand in 2009, although I started my blog Jan. 2008 (I didn't search out other writers until this year).

What a great new photo of you and your husband! Your bright big smile always makes me smile too :)
Happy New Year!

Steph T. said...

It has been a blessing to get to know you thru the blog world this year! I so wished you lived closer because I have so much preschool early childhood fun ideas I could share with you! I taught preschool/enrichment for 12 years! It is so much fun! Many blessings to you this year! Can't wait to see where God uses us in the kingdom as Pastors wives!
Happy New year!

Unknown said...

Hello there my cousin!! :) 2009 has been quite a year and I'm glad stuck around in the blogging world. I love reading what's going on with you and this is such a convenient way to keep up with your family. Sorry that Molly got the flu and we couldn't meet up. I hope she's feeling much better now! Amber came over on that Sat with her 3 boys for a little visit. Thought of you then!

Kari said...

First of all - I follow both you and Holly and I had no clue you were cousins!!! Awesome!

Happy that you had a good 2009! Love the photos! You have a beautiful smile lady!

HappyascanB said...

Okay, wait, you and Holly are cousins? Did NOT know that! Cool! 2009 was a big year for you! I betcha God's got amazing things in store for you in 2010, too!