"There is a time for everything,I don't know about you, but I was ready for 2009 to be over. I don't feel that way at the end of most years. But this was a challenging one for most people I know. And it wasn't just the economy, though that was certainly an issue.
and a season for every activity under heaven."
My sister would say it's because the year of the Ox meant a lot of hard work and waiting for most people. Not that those things are necessarily bad. Just challenging.
Around here, 2010 looks to be a year for tying up loose ends, and putting plans into action. We began projects this year that need to be completed -- and we're getting so close!
Plus, we're hoping to finally get on the road with these rowdy boys this summer to go visit friends and family we haven't seen much lately. Let's just say we're feeling a little adventurous. Or, insanely braver than usual.
In the meantime, I'm trying to integrate lessons learned over the last few years. Lessons about the needs of my kids and myself, about how easily ideology and idolatry can cross paths, about letting go of labels and using the tools that work for us.
I'm finding comfort in the simple assignment of obeying the Holy Spirit. Simple does not mean easy, of course. My spirit is willing, but... well, you know.
So, no resolutions. Just one step forward at a time. I'd like to avoid doing what I did last January. Praise the Lord, I think I'm learning!
I think I'll start by going to bed on time. After all, tomorrow's the first day back to... um, paying attention to my kids instead of going out to coffee and playing with my new iPhone. Doh!