I didn’t name 2010.
I didn’t have a theme verse.
I didn’t have a special word.
Then 1/1/11 dawned,
not Portland gray, cloudy, rainy,
but beautiful, blue, clear, frosty.
I could see clearly.
I looked back and I saw,
the year of
It was hard and beautiful all wrapped into twelve months, 52 weeks, 365 days.
My heart is raw and tender and yielded and pliable.
Ready for the seeds
God has planted
to take root
bear much fruit.
I can see clearly.
God had and has good plans for us .
my continuing gratitude list #829-#842
-Mama’s caregivers and hospice workers, (so many of them wonderful, praying believers)
-grandson showing me his newest lost tooth via Skype
-oldest granddaughter showing me her new two front teeth
(why do those first new teeth always look as big as Chiclets?)
-favor and blessing, even in the little things
-a new lampshade on sale for $1.49
-new Adidas running shoes on sale for $21.99
-an unsolicited bank account upgrade that gives interest on our balance
-new offices and meeting room space for Truelife Church
-the Hubs having fun watching his favorite football team win
-finishing my one year Bible reading program on the last day of 2010
-a special Sunday… sending out our son-in-law and daughter and a team from our church…celebrating our new church plant…my Hubs great message
-our son-in-law’s kind and encouraging words