Isn’t it so amazing to come to the end of a year and look back at all that has transpired and just say, Wow!
And it’s so crazy to look ahead to a new year and have no idea what is going to come our way.
I went back and read my post from January 1, 2009. I am absolutely amazed at the journey God has been leading us on. It has had it’s ups and downs, but mostly it has been an awesome ride.
Some of the highlights of our lives over the past year:
-We sold and moved out of our old house at the beginning of April.
-We moved into our current home, in a completely different part of town, in mid-May.
-Brenden joined our family on June 20th.
-We adjusted to life with 2 kids under 2.
-We helped to start our church, Riverside Community Church.
-We celebrated 6 years of marriage.
-Kaelyn turned 2 and has had her share of the terrible twos.
We had no idea at the beginning of last year the place that we would be in today. We had no idea we would be in this house, that we would welcome our first son into our family, that we would be leading a home group for our church, and no idea about all of the lessons we would learn along the way. And we had no idea that we would look back at all that has happened and know that we are in such a good place right now, the exact place that God planned for us to be.
I shared last year how I was learning to trust God in the midst of unknown situations. Those lessons were invaluable as we faced the changes and unknowns in our lives this year! One thing is true, and will always be true, God is FAITHFUL! Even when we cannot see where we are headed, or how things are going to work out, God is there. And He knows. And we can rest and trust in Him. What an awesome blessing it is to know that God is always faithful. I am so thankful for the journey He is leading us on, the lessons he has taught us and is continuing to teach us, and again, I am so excited to see what He has in store for us this year! What an amazing blessing this life is!
May you know and trust in God’s faithfulness as you begin this New Year and look forward to all it has in store for you!