Monday, December 31, 2012
As I look back on 2012, I can't help but feel mixed emotions.
While this past year proved challenging for our little family as we were brought face to face with the darkness and helplessness of death (you can read about it here), through it all, 2012 has been the most eye opening, the most gratifying and the year of most personal growth.
This year I learned about forgiveness, I learned about faithfulness, I learned about grace and most importantly, I learned about God's hand over our lives at all times. During the tempest of the ocean or the calmness of the sea, HE is always there, watching us learn and holding us close. And when we feel we cannot cope, HE gives us renewed strength. HE fills the hearts of those around us with love and compassion for us and we cannot help but to feel peace.
As this year comes to an end and we prepare to finish the chapter that was 2012, we will keep the memories of this past year close to our hearts as it will serve as a reminder of those things learned. And whenever new challenges arise, we can refer back to this chapter in our lives and see that we've made it through and know we can do it again.
It is with great joy and anticipation that I will open this new chapter called 2013. It has been said so many times, the pages are blank and it is up to us to write a beautiful story.
Thank you my dear friends for all of your support throughout the year. Your daily visits and encouraging comments are never ever taken for granted. I will end with my usual 'much love', but it's during time like these, when nostalgia settles deep into my heart that I realize that those aren't just written words. They are from the heart, as you have become such an important part of my life and everything I do for this little blog I do with 'much love'.
Happy New Year.