Friday, December 31, 2010

Some Highlights from 2010

This year was hard.  Harder than when we left everything we knew and moved 2000 miles away to Utah.  I would absolutely not like to relive this year again, BUT we had some big things happen and I learned alot.  We moved into a new house on base at the beginning of this year.  We found out we had orders to Dover AFB, Delaware.  Brennan turned 9 and we celebrated at Fat Cats in Ogden.  I saw many many doctors who still can't tell me exactly what is causing all the problems.  I met and got to know some amazing people who I pray stay in my life forever.  Jaxon was put in the hospital for a lot of tests due to his bathroom issues.  I pray that I never have to relive that again.  It was awful!  We found out our orders were cancelled.  Talk about an emotional roller coaster!
I turned 30!  It wasn't so bad. Brennan started 4th grade and it may be the death of me. :)  Sue came to visit in September.  We did some hiking (my first time ever).  Brennan started Cub Scouts as a Webelos.  We went to our first pack meeting and family camp with the scouts.  I didn't spend the night but Ian and Sue did.  They had quite the adventure with the sprinklers coming on right when they were going to bed.  Jaxon turned 4 and we celebrated at the Classic Fun Center with all of his little friends (and a few of mine:)). 
Ian had some major things going on at work that left us wondering where life was going to take us and how we were going to get there! I FINALLY got to finish the Believing God Bible study that I started and didn't get to finish back in 2005 because we moved to Utah.  I joined the military go group from our church and those ladies prayed me through the hardest part of the year.  I am truly grateful. 
Ian and I celebrated our 10th anniversary.  Well we didn't actually celebrate it because so much was going on but it was a milestone! God showed up so big this year in our family that I can't even begin to imagine how He worked it all out.  Ian has been diagnosed with complex sleep apnea and we are currently waiting to see how they are going to be able to treat him for two different types.  Especially when the one thing they were going to do helps one of the types and makes the other worse.  We are gonna be praying through this one too! :)

Some things I am so thankful for as we begin 2011 is my husband, Ian.  No matter how hard things got this year or no matter if we butted heads, he was there.  He worked hard and he showed me that our family is strong.  I love you honey!  My two boys!  I pray that they know how much I love them and how they are the reason I get out of bed every morning.   My church family.  You all walked in my life between 2006 and now and I love you guys more than words can say.  I am also thankful for my friends.  I wouldn't have gotten through 2010 without you.  And the most important thing that I am thankful for and that I learned, is how to truly trust God.  There were moments and days, perhaps even weeks, that I didn't know if I would make it.  But God showed up and held me up, telling me that it was okay to relinquish control because HE has this.  For the amazing grace that He shows me daily, I will continue to be in awe.  2010 wasn't the best year ever but it was a milestone year in so many aspects and for that I will praise my Father in heaven.

I pray that you have peace and know the love our Father has for each and every person this year.  Happy New Year!

Happy Moments; Praise God!
Difficult Moments; Seek God!
Quiet Moments; Worship God!
Painful Moments; Trust God!
Every Moment; Thank God!

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