I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and a wonderful New Years! I feel so behind on everyone’s life, but hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll be able catch up! There is so much for me to tell you, so many amazing blessings and experiences I have been longing to share with you all. There are way too many things to share in just one post, so I’ll just give you a quick run down on my thoughts of 2009 and hopes for 2010.
Last year as my family headed into 2009 I was just praying that God would have something wonderful in-store of us in the up and coming year. I was ready for 2008 to be over and for us to move on and re-build what had been so terribly beaten down. Though there were times I thought nothing would fix these wounds that were created and that Jesse and I would never be able to be the way we once use to be, there was an even bigger part of me that wanted to fight and believe that God (my Father) could do anything!
God has over exceeded my expectations for 2009 and has been MORE than faithful to answer my prayers for my marriage and my family being restored. It took change from both of us, both Jesse and I realizing how we can better ourselves, learning to extend love to each other the way we both need to be loved. I am continuing to understand how to respect my husband in a way I never did before and lay down my selfish side that used to annoy the crap out of him. It took me quite a while to really understand the part I played in all that had happened and to see how I needed to change as a person to better my marriage and family. I believe it not only made our marriage stronger and more intimate than it’s ever been before, but it has made us better parents as well.
All in all 2009 has been a spectacular year. A year filled with healing, restoration, new dreams and new beginnings, and major blessings.
I’m thankful for a marriage that has continued to blossom and a husband that has continually swept me off my feet and has made me fall more madly in-love with him then ever before. His thoughtfulness and love has blown me away! I sometimes catch myself asking myself who this man is. He never fails to pour on the love, show me how much he cares and show me how much this marriage means to him. This anniversary really touched my heart and I think by far it is one of the best things he has ever done for me. He planned an amazing two day trip to NYC without me knowing and totally swept me off my feet. I WAS SO BLESSED (More to come on that later)!
This was a year of families sticking together and loving everyone through the good times as well as through the difficult times. Seeing my 18 year old sister walk through a pregnancy and then watch her make the biggest and most selfless decision of her life by setting up an adoption plan with a most deserving couple. She is one of the strongest people I know and I’m so honored that I was able to walk through this with her and to be able call her sister.
I was able to be by my sister’s side as she and her husband lost their precious little one to a miscarriage and then only a few months later being able to rejoice in their conceiving once again. I’m so excited that I’m finally going to have a little niece of my own to spoil! She will be a blessing not just to her mommy and daddy, but to her extended family as well!
Becoming a stay-at-home-mom has been a trying one for me, but a blessing in the same. I believe hole-heartedly this is what God wants for our family. I am just starting to come into my own and continuing to learn to take this role on with authority and God’s wisdom.
I was caught completely off guard by a miracle that really shows God’s plan and destiny for this family. Not planned, but certainly loved and wanted, Jesse and I are expecting our second little one come June 17th. I’m absolutely thrilled that I get to go through this with my sis-in-love and that our children will be so close in age. We are making the choice to not find out the sex until the day he or she is born, but most of my family has already decided that this little one will be boy number two. I guess we’ll see! ;)
I’ve come quite a long way since the beginning on 2009. I can only hope and pray that 2010 will be equally as wonderful or possibly even better! God has a plan and I am excited to be part of it. I hope and pray that 2010 will be just as bright for you and your family and I look forward to hearing about all the wonderful blessings that will come from this year.