Monday, December 31, 2012
Happy New Year 2013
Last December 31st I did a post called New Beginnings and how I chose listen as my New Years Word. Very prophetic as I've ended up doing of lot of inner listening and soul searching this year. It's been a really tough year financially, as I'm sure it is for many people in this day and age. It's been hard emotionally because we lost 2 of Louie's brothers last month. I really feel like nothing we planned on is working out as we planned. Doors keep slamming shut and I've finding very few windows open. It's frustrating and I'm tired.
But we had some highlights too - Chablis graduated from college with honors and I'm really proud of her for that. Tony's blog is thriving and he's doing good in school. I've been reviewing more books and outdoor equipment on my blog and I really enjoy doing that. I learned to crochet and surprised myself because I like it so much. I made some new friends through blogging who have come to mean a great deal to me - people I would never had met if it wasn't for blogging and for that I am so thankful.
And to borrow from last's years post - "But then I stop to think and I hold fast to the thought that "Life is all about the journey and not the destination." And I remember that I have what God wants me to have, I am exactly where He wants me to be and I am exactly who I am supposed to be. Maybe part of my problem is that I'm not realizing that I already do the most important things I can be doing - Have faith in God and raise good kids. We are blessed - My husband and I run a business, I married the love of my life and I have a great family. We are all healthy. Why am I always looking for more?" So here I stand one year later and so much is different and yet so much is the same. I keep reminding myself that God's plan is best and to "Let go and let God." And so, that's this years word, or words rather - "Trust God."
I'd like to wish all my blogger friends a very blessed and Happy New Year. Thank you for your comments, friendship and support. Hug the ones you love because in the end, that's really all that matters.