Happy NEW year! Did you all ring in the night with sparkly drinks and festive fun? We sure tried, and this was probably the best New Year's Eve in a long time... (Do you remember when I said New Year's Eve always kind of sucked for me?) I have to laugh though, because it never quite looks how I imagine it in my head. But to be honest, as I look back over the past year, that pretty much sums up life, ya know? We make our plans but in the end, things go how they go. (Enter Sasha, work in progress.)
Instagrams from the past two days; (and I have to say it was really weird to not take a 365 photo for today! I'll post December in a couple of days.) Upper left- my January chalk art, then moving clockwise photos of yesterday, a make-shift puppet theatre for some crazy hoodlum plays, mid-cleaning with a cabinet in a fun new spot, booting the tree out, and finally Adrain and I partying it up with our kids and apple cider.
(Find me on Instagram @ Lemonademakinmama)
be expectant. The past few years haven't gone at all how I thought, planned, hoped or prayed they would. In 2012 I wrestled with my faith a lot. I wrestled with even wondering if God could care less about my life, me... my man... our future- all that. It was hard. It was rock bottom sometimes. A hard, brittle heart and spirit wanted to close in on me. It forced me to do the work. It forced me to come face to face with the core of my heart and in the end I chose hope. I am owed nothing in this life... and yet I serve a God of miracles. This year, my heart is in my throat as I offer Him my thanks for the story He has written for me up to this point, my heart is softened and expectant, and I know I haven't reached the end. I can't wait to see what 2013 brings.
Plan B. I can not wait to finish it, as so many of the words have spoken to me already.
,"Just do today." I think that's the season I'm in right now. One foot in front of the other... one day at a time. Amen?
sweet holiday wishes this year... and thank you for popping in to enter the sweet SPARKLY giveaway! That was fun... The winner, by random generator, was Sally. (Sally, congrats and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!)
I will be hosting another really fun New Year's giveaway in a few days!!
So...What is your goal for 2013?