Monday, December 31, 2007

A Year of Blessings

Many of you received my family's Christmas letter for a review of this past year, but here are some additional thoughts I have regarding 2007. . .

. . . I began a blog for no particular reason but it quickly became a way for me to write about my daily trials and blessings for all of the many hats that I wear.


. . . Through my blog, I am better able to see the Hand of God at work in my life, both in the present and the past. This has helped me to grow closer in my walk with the Lord.


. . . I have been able to encourage others, which is an awesome by-product of having this blog.


. . . I am able to express myself better through writing than I am in person.


. . . The bond between my sis-in-law Jenn and I has been strengthened because of blogging.


. . . I have been humbled because of various circumstances that happened to friends and acquaintances this year, and I appreciate my family so much more, particularly my husband and children.


. . . I learned that life with 3 children is not the end of the world, but rather it is the beginning of a whole new set of experiences.


. . . I learned that duct tape inside of a dryer only gets stickier with each use.


. . . I learned that the pipes in a toilet bend in an elbow curve.


. . . I learned that cell phones, especially modern ones, will flush down a toilet.


. . . I learned that it's possible to have sight and not see, have ears and not listen, have a heart and not love. I also learned how I need to change, and am working on implementing those changes.


. . . I learned that my husband's favorite candy bar is Hershey's Dark chocolate, not milk chocolate.


. . . I learned that it's easy to stray in my walk with the Lord. Daily I must determine to walk with Him.

. . . I realized I have 2 favorite books: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary and Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. I read both several times this past year, and enjoy them more with each read.