I love looking back. I love seeing how God had His hand in every detail...the good and the bad. He promises us to use all things for His good and for His purpose. I just need to do a better job trusting that.
I love looking back and remembering only the good parts and not the bad details. Like childbirth...isn't it amazing we can't remember the pain and sleepless nights as much as we can remember the smell of that precious baby pressed to our chest, the first step, the first word, the first haircut. The only thing bad about looking back is the sadness that we can't get it back. Another lesson to live each day to the fullest. To enjoy and treasure each moment and to tell those around us how much we love them.
Tonight at dinner we went around the table and shared goals for 2010 and then decade goals. It was my husband's idea and I loved that it was. Before you shared your goals you had to explain the category for the goal...personal, athletic, spiritual, business, academic, etc. It was fascinating to hear everyone's and even the youngest participated. We'll see what God really has in store for 2010 and for the next decade but for now, my gratitude overflows for this family and for conversations like these.
I want to take the opportunity to thank you all for your love, friendship and support in 2009 and wish you all blessings for 2010! Happy New Decade!