I have been trying to think of something brilliant to type all day...but being gone all week, traveling today for 6 hours in the car with the girls, and trying to get back into our home routine...well, really, I am lucky I have gotten this far in the post!
Looking back at 2011 some of it is a blur, and some of it stands out very clear to me. Some days felt like the movie "Groundhog Day" and other days felt like they were "Fast and Furious." 2011 brought us 2 kids, well Lucy was born in Dec. 2010, but really understanding what it is like to raise 2 kids didn't hit us till 2011. We went through our capital campaign at church which was awesome and we are still seeing the blessings from that, personally and through others at The Ridge. We celebrated another year in ministry in Milwaukee, 4 years have flown by! Molly started school, our big 4K student! Lucy has learned to sit, crawl, stand, and walk in 2011! I could go on and on, but if you have been with me for any length of time, you know it all!
Maybe because I am getting older, or just wiser, but I am actually excited for a new year. I am excited at different possibilities, opportunities, relationships, who knows, the sky is the limit! In 2012 I pray that I truly allow God to lead even when it is so uncomfortable and I do not want to go there, I pray I do, I pray for boldness in proclaiming Christ's name, I mean really, what do I have to lose?! I pray that I am a better wife, mom, friend, daughter, blogger :) I pray that I give way more than I take, and that people want to know what's different about me, I pray my light always shines for Jesus no matter where I am, at home, in public, or even at church.
I have some resolutions I am going to make for 2012, I normally don't do that, I usually say "lifestyle changes." Which I do have some of those, but I need some goals, I need to no longer be content with being content.
So to end out 2011 I want to say a huge thank you to all the readers of this blog, whether you comment or not, whether you stop by weekly or monthly. You all have encouraged me in more ways then I can count, your words are heartfelt and genuine, and I love every single one of them. I pray I can be to you what you are to me.
Happy New Year to you and yours!