Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 to 2014

As we end this year today, I am very hopeful for the coming new year. And feeling this way is a great sign that life is just getting exciting, better and worth living. I claim that 2014 will be the best year ever. Crossroads will be overcome with God by our side, our hearts' desires will be God-given, our heartaches will all be God-healed.

We hit so many bumps along the way this year (God knows how many they were!), but we managed to overcome them in God's grace. We have learned so many lessons from them and we are more equipped than ever to face this new year's obstacles with God's love as our guide.

Yes, there were many challenges but the blessings were just overwhelmingly, surprisingly huge!

The greatest news? Freedom is at his healthiest this year! No more asthma attacks! Good Lord, thank you for healing my child. I would never trade this gift for anything else! The bestest of God's blessings!

2013 was a year of roller coaster trips to parks and playgrounds! It was a year of quality family time! I can't count how many those trips were as doing so gives me exhaustion from memories of either running and playing with Freedom, playing ball, sword fighting, trains and animal rides, fish and turtle feeding, duck watching, walking meters to miles, pushing strollers.

2013 was the year our home sweet home was turned over! Yeah! This was the greatest accomplishment for me and the Mister. Walking down this road was no joke I tell you, but God is just so good!

And to the love of my life, 2013 was the year I realized that without your gift of love, I cannot do all these wonderful things. You helped me strengthen my faith. You urged me to go back to God. You led by example by taking Freedom to church even without me. I'd be really lost without you. Thank you for everything that you've done for our family.

And to the my Mama and Papa whom I owe everything to, I am forever grateful of how you raised and brought me into this world. I hope that we could spend more time as a whole family in 2014 and the years to come. I am every day praying for your good health and peace of mind. I will forever love you to bits.

I can say that the best thing that happened to me in 2013 was that some time within this year, I renewed my relationship with God. It's the greatest feeling I wish could have happened earlier. But as God always welcomes His children with open arms, He took me back and comforted me in ways I could never fathom. I was blown away.

Thank you, Lord, for taking me back again as your child. My days for the new year will always start and end with you.