The End of a Decade...the Start of an Age

1.01.2011

I've been wanting to do a "2010" post, but I really have no idea what to say. It was a great year. It was tough year. It shaped us and molded us a little bit more into what God wants.

We took steps forward and made leaps of faith.

We laughed and cried and fought and loved.

This year I learned just how precious life is and how fleeting our time on earth is.

I learned what it means to be a friend and how precious true friendships are.

I grew up. No matter how hard I tried not to, I did.

I learned to listen.

I found out that adulthood is not something that comes from wearing a funny hat and receiving a piece of paper that you hang on your wall. It's not something that comes when you walk down the aisle {though that definitely was a shove in the right direction for me}. It doesn't happen when you sign a hundred papers and get yourself into thousands of dollars in debt.

No, I learned this year that adulthood is something that comes slowly and not easily at times.  I learned that the right to be an adult is something you earn not something you are given.  I learned that God gave us seasons for a reason. His time line doesn't hold a single mistake or wrong turn. Finally accepting that {and at times still fighting it} is what I learned this year. And that knowledge is what brings me one step closer in the whole growing up process.

Scary.

But I had a great time in the trial and error process that was this past year. Through it all, I held the hand of my true love and God's promises and because of that, I had no fear.

I'm ready for 2011.

I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven--Philippians 3:13-14

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