|Last of the Christmas candles|
Christmas has gone fast this year, faster than any other...and it was a rather strange one. Our house is for sale so I didn't go all out this year. Our children are mostly grown too, so Christmas looks and feels different. Our daughter-in-law Kaitlin graciously offered to put on Christmas dinner (and what a marvelous dinner it was) so that was a very pleasant change, but we ended that evening on a somewhat awkward note, since one of our sons ended up going to hospital by ambulance for chest pains. He was okay in the end, still....a bit unnerving.
|On January 2, the tree came down..and the snowflakes...and everything else 'Christmas".|
What does this year hold? I am down to 2 children in my homeschooling. We are being blessed with another grandchild in the early summer. Our house is for sale. I want to downsize considerably. Looks like a wedding might be on the horizon...again, but last year it was a daughter so this son will require less work. ;) We will be married 32 years next month. Lots going on.
As every year, I long to grow in my relationship with Jesus Christ. And I do...looking back, I can see where He has changed me, strengthened me, grew me, in 2011. But I want more...it never ends. The closer I get to Him, the more I want. And I want to see it in my children and our family life.
My new years resolutions? I resolve to spend more time reading my Bible, more time praying for my loved ones and those around me, and more time reaching out.
Hope your 2012 is great too and hope it is a year of growth and change! Blessings, Anita
|A summer friend who stayed too long. (Picture by Patrick)|
|New year...new calendar. Oh the possibilities!|