Tuesday, December 29, 2009

ode to a decade

Dear 00’s,

You’ve taught me a great deal. There was a lot of anguish, but also many good times. It’s through these years that I’ve experienced the most growth. I am so thankful for becoming closer to the Lord Jesus Christ and for the blessings of Jeff and Owen. I pray that in the next year and the

following decades that I continue to grow.

In short and chorological order:

-losing my mom
-living abroad
-graduating college
-meeting Jeff
-nyc for three years
-moving back to upstate ny
-buying our first house
-going back to work at my old high school
-having owen
-getting back in check with my faith
-getting married
-getting cancer
-mending relationships

One of my favorite bible verses and one that speaks to my decade:

“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” Romans 5:3-5

Blessings to all in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Christmas Goose

Merry Christmas from goose adorned in a red bow and from US!