I am so excited about this new year!
Maybe because God blessed us so much in 2009 that I can't imagine how he can top it this year, but every year he does!
2005 - I met my hubby,
2006 - I got engaged,
2007 - I got married,
2008 - I got pregnant,
2009 - I had Dassa, so what could be in 2010????
AND THOSE WERE ONLY THE HIGHLIGHTS! We had snow this morning too, so something is just magical about 2010.
I am looking forward to a mission trip with my family this year! We are hoping for the end of July to be headed either to Ukraine or maybe even Guatemala. It will be Josh and Dassa-Beanie's first trip outside the USA. We are still in the planning stages but are pumped about the possibility.
It is very important to me that my family travels. It gives you a bigger perspective of what God is doing in different cultures when you leave your comfort zone. It will be interesting to see how I handle bringing a child out of the country. My mom did it with four and I am oh so glad she did! I had an incredible childhood and the memories and experiences I wouldn't change for the world! I want them for my child too! She is a bit young to remember it, but it will get our feet wet as parents dealing with customs officials while towing a little toddler around.
I am on day 8 of my fast and feeling good. 8 of 21. The longest I have ever fasted was ten days and that was back in 2005 so I am enjoying the challenge so far. Plus the perk of dropping 5 pounds. My prayer life has increased mostly because I lay down at night tired but it takes me a good hour to shut down my mind - thus the extra prayer time. We are doing liquids/soups so it isn't too extreme. I rarely feel hungry since a protein shake for vitamins really does fill me up. Makes me realize how little your body really needs to function. And we as an American culture really do stretch out our stomachs out. My goal, for after the fast, is to not stretch it back out! Easier said than done when we are surrounded by delicious smelling, artery-clogging treats! More later...
My Current Mantra
Walk humbly with God and do the work at your hands....