HAPPY NEW YEAR – 2013
As you can see, above, we rang in the New Year like the true party animals we are.
I’m pretty sure I was asleep less than 20 minutes after getting my New Years kiss.
In my defense, I woke up sick.
The New Year brings what seems like a great chance for a fresh start, and a great time to set goals.
I’ll admit that after receiving some less than great news yesterday, both Sarge and I feel like we kind of got a sucker punch to the stomach to start the year with.
I have no doubt that God is working things out and whatever He has in store for us is better than we could have imagined.
Still, it’s hard to start the year deflated and uncertain about what the future holds, when we thought we were coming to close to figuring things out.
We may or may not face another deployment in 2013.
We were so blessed to have a break during 2012, especially following the very extended deployment we dealt with in 2011.
Sarge’s mission is in high demand and the day to day tempo of operations are ever changing.
Hopefully, now that we know more of what to expect we can roll with things a little easier.
Regardless, I am thankful for the challenges the military brings our way.
They have certainly helped to shape us and bring us closer together in the past year.
I do know we will be striving to organize, downsize, and create new routines.
I hope to actually decorate our home – be it this house or another.
It’s time to hang some pictures on the walls!
I hope to finally finish photography school and get back to a hobby that I love.
I also hope to get back to blogging regularly.
Allie will no doubt be finishing up potty training this year, and exploding with new knowledge and skills.
Sarge will officially receive his promotion to Tech Sgt and no doubt will continue to excel in all areas at work.
There’s an awful lot of uncertainty when we look at the year ahead.
So much so, that I think my biggest goal for 2013 is to just take it day by day, week by week.
God’s plans are better than ours, and I’m ready to just choose to trust and accept, above all else choosing JOY in any circumstance.
My verse for 2013:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Do you make resolutions or goals for the New Year? I’d love to hear them!