New Years Eve is here and I can't believe that 2009 is over! This time last year I was just talking about baby furniture and hadn't even told my family that Mitch and I were going to start 'trying'! And a week later I was 'pregnant'! lol (They count my pregnancy as starting January 4th, even though I didn't technically conceive until the 14th, 15th, 16th or 17th. And no, we don't know the exact day, we didn't pay attention because we never dreamed we were going to get pregnant so soon!) But 2009 brought us so many joys that we are thankful for! There is no way for us to list them all, but here are just a few things that I thank the Lord for every night...
-For my husband and the great dad that he is!
-For Brookelynne and how much I love her!
-For Toby and Tama and the entertainment and companionship they give me when Mitch is working those 15 hour days!
-For the home the Lord has provided for us and the reliable cars we have!
-For great parents who love us
-For my mom's health! February 1st will be 13 years since her lung transplant!
-For great friends!
-For siblings that we love even when we can't stand them! :)
-For Christ and the sacrifice he made on the cross for me! And the work He does in our family and home every day!
While there were some hardships this year there were far more blessings. I personally lost two things that were very dear to me. Starr was a very good friend who will always be missed but will always be remembered. I love that I get to think of her every time I say Brooke's full name and look forward to getting to tell Brooke about who she's named after and why! I also lost Brooksey, two weeks after losing Starr, which was so difficult because she was 18 years old, and I honestly can't remember not having her. She was our dog for as long as I can remember and was a great pet and companion. She's also very missed, but that is the circle of life and we come to 2010 with renewed enthusiasm for life and for Christ and aim to live life to the fullest with no regrets!
So here is to you (whoever you may be) and to a new beginning for everyone, may we be faithful, honest, Godly men and women and strive to be the people, spouses, children, parents, friends and employees that the Lord would have us to be, so that this time next year we will look back at 2010 and see that we have honored our Lord, our commitments and our families and have no regrets!
Happy New Year!