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Monday, December 31, 2012

I {kind of} LOVED 2012

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Mine was wonderful. I'll show pictures later on this week.

I fell in LOVE with many things this year but if I am being completely honest with myself (and y'all) I can't say that I LOVED 2012. Actually, I did not LOVE it one little bit. 2012 turned out to be a really tough year. I felt pain like I have never felt before and cried hard more times than I can count. Although, through the toughest days it was obvious that the Lord was guiding me closer to Him. I feel so blessed that He LOVES me so much that even during the darkest days he allows me to see His light.

This past year my relationships have grown deeper and my faith has grown stronger. My LOVE for my husband grows stronger every passing day. He and I are a team and have helped lift each other up throughout this tough year. We've learned to LOVE a little harder and laugh with each other a lot.

I've learned to live life with an eternal perspective because our time here is like a mist compared to eternity. I quickly learned that our days here are numbered and Christ will take us home when He is ready. His plan is much greater than mine. Even though I still ask, "why?" I trust in His will.

I learned that a church family is extremely important. My church family is filled with people who will be there for me at any time of the day. It is important to be surrounded by people who encourage and hold me accountable in my faith.

I've learned that fear does not come from the Lord and with His help, I can overcome it.

I've learned that quality time with friends is very important. Old friends hold a special place in my heart and will never be replaced. New friends are placed in my life for a reason and I should not overlook the importance they will hold in my life.

I've learned to be intentional about my actions towards friends and family. It is important to make an effort and keep those relationships strong no matter what the distance is between us. Forgiveness is necessary.

Honestly, I don't know how people get through life without the Lord. As I reflect on this past year, I am reminded that the Lord was, and will continue to be, with me through the good and bad times.

I am looking forward to sharing 2013 with you! Here's a sneak peak of what to expect:
San Francisco/Napa Valley trip, 3 year anniversary, 3rd nephew in April, say "so long" to age 27, 10 year high school reunion's, holiday's with family, etc.

Bring on 2013 - I am ready for you! Goodbye 2012!!!


LOVE, sje

1 comment:

  1. Everything about this post makes me smile :) I'm also going to San Fran/Napa!


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