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A couple of days ago I stumbled across this post. I wrote it last November as I was contemplating “where to” from a place of new mum, in a new house, facing a new future.
Now 12 months later, and on NYE I feel I ought to write about where I’ve come and where I hope to go.
I got nothing.
I would love to sit here and immerse myself in these thoughts but a) I don’t have it in me b) we need to head out soon and I’m nowhere near ready c) the little girl is playing, rather noisly, behind me.
I can say that 2009 has been bloody hard in ways, but better than this. We’re having a great time as a family of 3 and I’m more relieved that words can say that I have finished my study (I also managed to finish up with 2 distinctions and an HD this year and I am still mystified as to how this happened!) Who knows what 2010 will bring… It seems that we will be missing one member of the extended family a good 20 years earlier than we expected and will take with us two very elderly, frail and grief-stricken parents/grandparents/great-grandparents, depending on which generation you’re from. With that there will be great sadness, but I also hold dear the good 30-odd years of family memories and love we’ve be blessed with. Whatever the future may hold that love and family unity will continue, and continue to be reshaped as we continue to grow and welcome new members into the fold.
What I do know is that every step we take will be taken with a God of love, compassion, kindness and faithfulness.
So with that my friends, close and far, new and old, near and dear…
May you, along with me, draw near to God and let Him draw near to you.