Today may be the second day of 2012 but I've been thinking a lot about this last year and I wanted to write a little about it...
The major event (obviously!) was the birth of our second daughter, Amelia in July. We gained a couple new family members. We also lost a couple family members. We had some huge changes at our church. Randy became a manager at his job. We finally tackled potty training with Margot! We finished our 2 year long kitchen renovation. These are just a few things that stand out when I think back on 2011.
As far as 2012 goes, we're not really sure what God has in store. Randy really isn't happy at his job and would like to continue pursuing a career in music which we know won't all happen this year but we're hoping to take a few more steps towards that goal. We'd also like to travel...to Boston to visit some friends and to Nebraska to visit my family. I'd like to kick it up a notch to get to my goal weight. I lost 22 pounds and still have 13 to go! I want to start a "school" time with Margot in the mornings. I'm really intimidated by this idea...so we'll see!
Whatever happens this year, I hope I can learn to really, truly and completely trust God with our life and our future. We've felt like we're on the verge of a big change for several months now and we're still waiting! I think God's still working things out (and working on us!) before anything happens. I want to go into this year being willing to let go of my plans and my ideas for what life should look like and be totally open to what God has planned. Should be exciting!
For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)