2009 has come and gone, really fast.
I must say 2009 has been one of the worst years of my life.
Sorry, 2009, nothing personal, just all the stuff you brought with you; difficulties, tragedy, sickness, disappointments, heartbreak, not to mention this MASSIVE storm that continues to loom with no end in sight.
At the same time though, it has been one of the best.
How is that possible?
God has blessed me with 2 amazing children. I am in awe that He entrusted them to ME and picked me to be their Mom.
It has been amazing to watch Haley as she transforms in to a young woman. She turned 18 and is forming her own opinions of things. She can vote! She is enjoying her Senior year in High School and is praying over college decisions. She has been looked at by 2 Junior College Softball Coaches so we are waiting to see what doors, if any, are opened there.
Kylee has had a great year. She accepted Christ and got baptized. She turned 13 and became a teenager this year. Oooh, hormones are raging. =) She has remained seizure free, yes SEIZURE FREE, all of 2009. I am so thankful for that. We do have to go back to the Pediatric Neurologist January 13th. They will be repeating her EEG to see how and if her Seizure Disorder has changed.
I am Aunnie to the most amazing 4 year old ever. He is by far the cutest little boy. This year he started preschool and is learning so much. 2009 brought potty training. WooHoo!! Thank God for potty training. I thought it would never come. It also brought a new found fascination with Policemen. Gotta love those Men in Blue that keep us safe. =) He is always "arresting" Aunnie and writing me tickets. I love that little one, as if he was my own.
My Mom had her knee replacement and survived bilateral blood clots in her lungs. She is doing fabulous. Through her illness, I was taught, to be appreciative and that it's really people in your life that matter, not things.
My Dad recovered nicely from his detached retina. God used my Grandfather's illness and death to bring my Dad and I closer.
I went to Virginia and fell in love with a beautiful little girl. She taught me that a little love goes a long way and that it doesn't take much to make a difference in someones life.
I got my braces off. =)
I witnessed God work in so many ways this year.
He created a new meaning for the words "simple" and "perfect".
He blessed me immeasurably.
I was taught everything happens for a reason, there is no such thing as chance and God has a specific purpose for placing each and every person in our lives.
I've learned His mercies are new every morning.
I've learned that even when I can't see Him or feel Him, He knows where I am and that is really all that matters.
I've learned that God has a plan and a purpose for my life even though it may not necessarily be in accordance to my timeline.
I have been blessed with some amazing friendships, new and old. I have told you all before that I do not trust easily but God has brought some amazing people in my life that love me and is teaching me to trust again.
A whirlwind of a year.
The best and the worst.
All rolled in one.
A New Year with endless possibilities.
I cannot wait to see what 2010 has in store, and where it takes us.
Happy New Year!
Love you MUCH!