Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happpyyy New Year!

Happyyy New Year! The picture you are looking at is a fresh faced ME. I am being very brave putting something like that up. It's a little scary, but I had to show you my enthusiasm for 2010.

Don't you see it? :)

If I were being honest and I guess I am....I would say that 2009 was a hard year and I'm glad it is over!!!

It seemed like every month of 2009 offered new obstacles. I was really not understanding what was going on, but towards the end of this month (cause it takes me a full 12 months) I gave up and gave it to God. There was nothing else to do. Yesterday I sat and reflected on 2009. Now, don't get me wrong. There were some amazing blessings.

Jackson turned 3.
Reagan turned 1.
God provided for us in INCREDIBLE ways.
Fantastic friendships.
River City Community Church.
My marriage came out on top. :)

But, most of all, I believe that Jason and I were taught a very valuable lesson in 2009.

"My heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be your name."

I have sung this line many times as a worship leader and it never fails to move me beyond belief. I have seen grown men who are suffering from cancer sing this at the top of their lungs. I have seen families who are struggling in every way imaginable stand together and make this their prayer. And I have seen my life in 2009 and although there were a lot of heartaches, tears and chocolate....yes, chocolate...I am thankful and grateful for the lessons it has taught me.

So, in 2010 my heart will once again choose to say, Lord blessed be YOUR name. I think He has something special for us in 2010. Can't wait to see it.


Kara!!! said...

Chocolate teaches me a lot of lessons too ;)

Aaron + Breanna said...

Hooray for a new year and for fresh starts! Thanks for always walking with me, laughing with me, inspiring me, and always leading me towards God. Looking forward to all that 2010 has in store. You are such a huge blessing!