I know i haven't blogged in a while. It's hard for me to find things to talk about, but I will continue blogging as long as I see people still reading it. :-)
2009 was a very good year for me, but not without some trials. The best thing that happened to me was the birth of my 3rd son Jonathan....
And a blessing in disguise was my husband being laid off.... yes it's been hard financially, but God is blessing us and a big blessing is Mike has been able to be home with us almost the entire 9 months so far of Jonathan's life. It's neat to be able to share the day to day things that he has been missing while he has been working since our first child was born.
I also was blessed when I led a bible study this year called A Woman After God's Own Heart. I learned a lot from some very wise women in our church, and also from the study. It is helping me make God a priority in my life and helping me then prioritize the rest of the things in my life. It's not always easy, and I don't always succeed, but I am trying to continue to move forward.
We just celebrated Christmas and it was an awesome christmas. We always do 3 gifts representing the 3 gifts Jesus received (there might have been more, but the bible speaks of 3) after he was born. I got the idea from a family at church, and we also borrowed another idea of theirs and we do a birthday cake for Jesus. We sing Happy Birthday and we also do a cute little idea (also bought by the same family.. thank you Dentons!!) called What God wants for Christmas. It's a little story book with 7 little gifts. You open one each day the week before christmas. The first one is the Angel Gabriel, then mary, then joseph, then baby Jesus, then a shepherd, then a wiseman, and in the 7th box is a mirror... and we learn that what God wants for Christmas is US! :-) It's really cute and the kids really enjoy taking the little characters out and placing them on the nativity scene.
Another thing that sticks out from 2009 is that like many of my friends... I turned 30 this year. My husband did an awesome job and threw me a surprise birthday party, it was an awesome day and I will always treasure it in my heart. For more pictures of this event check earlier blog. :-)
All in all I grew a lot this year. Some changes did not happen that I wanted too... I wanted to lose weight, but I am not giving up on it. I am trying hard again, and will continue through the new year to get healthy and lose the unwanted weight. I will blog about the progress there to hopefully inspire those of you out there having the same struggle. I also grew as a mother, a wife, a friend and a woman. I know the growing and maturing process is never over, so hopefully with each new year I will continue to grow and mature and hopefully become a better person all the way around.
I hope your 2010 will be blessed and that the things you want to change in your own life can happen this next year!!! Happy New Years!!!!