I have not decided if I am happy to see 2018 or sad…. bittersweet really. Ready or not 2019 is here. 2018 was challenging and exciting full of blessings and growth, but where did it go? How did it slip by so quickly?
Looking back at everything that has happened this past year is a bit overwhelming to say the least. A lot of changes were made in our home. We welcomed a baby boy in June 💙, my husband changed careers, we officially have 3 teenagers, including a fifteen year old behind the wheel, our family changed churches, championship events, trials big and small, blessings big and small, all on top of our day to day running a home with 7 children and a grandmother!
By God’s strength and grace we have survived it all!
So as I reflect on this past year and wonder what this coming year will bring I will be making no resolutions. I’ve never been big on them anyway.
Here’s what I’m thinking…if I am striving in my walk with the Lord to be closer to Him, to be more Christlike, less of me more of Him, closer to holiness then everything that I would be resolving to do will fall into place. Becoming more Christlike will push me to have more discipline spiritually, mentally and physically. Which means taking better care of myself, which means being healthier overall, and in turns means taking better care of my family and pushing them to be healthier as well.
So as 2019 is rolling right in I am ready. I am excited to see what God has planned for me and my husband and our family. Most of all I am praying that God would be made center of our home and that we continue to walk closer with Him each day we are blessed with. During the blessings and the trials that we would have peace and rejoice in it all.
In all things bring glory to the Lord, that above all else that we do this year our family would be to serve our King!
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12