Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Looking Forward to 2012

I'm in a very reflective mood today!  I know it's been 5 months since I last posted but truly it has been a whirlwind of a year.  I woke up thinking about all there was for me to do and I could feel the panic start to creep in.  But I realized that what I need more than anything is to breathe and count the blessings God has given us this year.  Last year at this time I was floating on cloud 9.  We had gotten some much needed news and we were ready to begin a new year.  But that's where things got a little crazy.  And life stayed that way, on the fast track, crazy, and feeling as if nothing got done that needed to be done.  However, in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty of this year, God showed up so big that there left no room for doubt.  This Carpenter clan has another major year ahead of us.  We will be transitioning out of the military, we will be finding a new place to live, jobs.  Ian will be starting college.  2012 is going to be a big, crazy, scary year for us, but God showed up so big in 2011 that I know He is going to be right there in the middle of our crazy 2012.  I'm scared, nervous, anxious.  If I said I wasn't a little of each of those things I'd be lying.  But I'm also excited to see how God is going to work things out for us.  We do covet your prayers for this year.  Knowing that we are being covered prayerfully will give me reassurance that we aren't facing this year alone.  So here's to new, uncharted territory and looking forward to what God's up to in 2012!

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