I love New Years. I really do. I love making the list of New Years Resolutions, slow dancing with my husband at midnight, and even being annoyed with the neighbors for all the loud fireworks that are probably illegal. Just saying.
Even Now, A post of just reflecting on everything the Lord has brought us through. I am so blown away sometimes by life. Our life. My Life. Everything he has brought me through & where he has placed my feet now, spiritually speaking.
The Lord truly has grown my faith so much this year. I thought last year we stretch & grew so much, little did I know that the Lord was just getting us ready to have our world shaken up.
Relentless Pursuit of My Heart, Three Confessions, Again & Again. In April the Lord really started to shake me up. Shake my faith up in ways that I never could have imagined. Here & there I started to open up about everything the Lord was speaking in my heart.
In May, I got Real. Really Real...
with this post here, Life as The Wife. My room often looks like this. It does. Its reality. Its life. I'm okay with that. The Life of The Way Post shared a little more than you were expecting.
Little Man Vintage Birthday Party in May!
In this Post Here, I shared fun things from his party. Can not believe he turned two in May. Time is Flying. I am so blessed to call Noah my baby boy! He is truly one of a kind, fun, joyful, lovable, and the most precious little man in the world.
In July, Clothes on Repeat. Confessing how I'm the worlds worst for wearing clothes out! I wear them over & over & over again. For real!
In July, I went to Haiti. The Lord completely opened my heart to love in new ways. Johnny & I have a love for children that we never thought was possible. We have a heart to serve in missions overseas at some point in our lives. God did so much within us. I am not naive to believe that we left Haiti making a deep impact. I know that we made a small difference, but more than anything the Lord showed us plans for our lives that we now can prepare for. The Lord's plans are exciting. We are looking forward to going back to Haiti in 2013.
In October I went to Influence, here.
That was such a blast & I'm hoping to get to go back in 2013.
In November I had this really lovely party here for some of my favorite ladies!
Throughout November & December the Lord has shown me all about Grace. Here & Here. Obviously, as a believer I know all about Gods grace in giving his precious son Jesus to die for me. my sins. my ugliness. But there are leaps & bounds and depths of grace that I will forever be learning about. I am sure of this. There will never be a day in my life where I can say, "well I know totally understand Grace & everything it encompasses" nope. Not going to happen. Friends to be honest, I don't think there is a single one of us who will fully comprehend, know, and show Grace the way the Lord intends us to. Guess what? Thats okay. I am so excited about growing in grace even more in 2013!
I love New Years. As I'm writing this blog post I'm so grateful for a year of learning & growing in the Lord. Growing as a wife, mommy, friend, daughter, sister, and servant. I'm excited to write down all the ways I desire the Lord to move in my heart & life this coming year. I'm ready for more of his goodness & faithfulness. Even when life is hard sometimes, I know the Lord is working.
Happy New Years Friends!
Oh, I'm linking up here for Year In Review!