Friday, December 28, 2012
Can you believe?
Seriously. Can you believe it is the end of the year? It smacks me every time I think about it... another year blown by! They go by faster and faster each time. I remember my mother saying that when I was young. Now it is my reality.
It is hard to glance back at a year and not think of things you wish were different. Moments you wish you had side stepped and others you wish you had sat in and enjoyed... just a minute or two longer.
I could list many of those moments. But I won't. Those moments are part of growing, learning, refining. Those moments magnify the great ones... the ones that are lit against a backdrop of laughter, joy, and love. Those moments also increase my thankfulness for grace. Grace that blankets me like a sweet, soft, glistening freshly fallen snow!
I am thankful for 2012. I am thankful for the health and protection of my family. And I am thankful for the presence and abundant blessings from the Lord. I am thankful for His voice, for His hand, for His love, mercy and grace... and for His faithfulness.
As we get ready to start 2013, I do not EVEN dare make a list of things I want to accomplish, start, or change. I pray my 2013 is blanketed in one thing... Abiding. I pray each and every day I can walk in the moment in His love and grace and let it overflow onto others around me. I pray I can walk each day ready and willing to move when the Lord says "move", stand when He says "stand", and change when He says, "change." I pray I can grow in my ability to let go of self and embrace more of Him.
I do have fun plans for change with my blog. I am very excited to share but it is a load of work! So I will share more details when I am closer to revealing!
I am so very thankful for you... for my friend who shares this journey with me. I am so very thankful for your encouragement and your friendship and the grace you give to me. I am thankful for you and can't wait to share this next year with you.
I hope you embrace the last few days of this year and enjoy every moment and memory yet to be made! Be blessed sweet friend... be blessed!