Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Five days in...

I wrote 2011 (well, "11") for the first time yesterday and it didn't feel the least bit strange. Usually, when that time comes each year, I find myself habitually writing the old year or at least commenting, "Wow, that felt odd."

But, not yesterday. It felt natural. It felt good. Almost as if I've been subconsciously waiting for 2011, but I'm not even sure why that would be. It's not that 2010 was a bad year, by no means. Aside from the medical drama, we enjoyed a lovely year at home with our son. I was able to quit teaching and begin the one job I never thought I'd do: become a stay at home mama.

The thought of a new year, a fresh start, has not resounded so loudly with me as it has since 2009. Ethan's birth, and journey thereafter, changed all of that for me. I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I have not had to rely on God's promises and His Word as heavily as I have since March 8, 2009. Not just asking him to bring my son out of the operating room alive, but trusting that He'll provide groceries for the week, or gas for our cars. And, y'all, let me tell you ... He will and He does!

I am really excited about 2011! I know that God has been chipping away at the hardened pieces of my heart over the past two years; I feel refined and refreshed. I look forward to claiming His promises over my life and I feel ready to greet whatever new adventures may come our way.

Happy new year, friends! May we all be blessed with a happy and healthy 2011.

3 comments:

Stefenie said...

Wonderful post Joye! Happy new Year and praying that 2011 is another great year for all for you!

Kim Smith said...

Amen, sista! :)

Carolina Carters said...

Ditto! I love it! Blessings to you for a fantastic 2011!!

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