You haven’t always been so nice. We have been through many ups and downs with you. From the leaving of our daughter (my stepdaughter) to the loss of my home church, I have been through many tears this year. I felt hatred but grew stronger from it. I have persevered and become a better person because of my experiences.
But, you haven’t been all bad. My kids are truly amazing and I love them more with every minute of every year. My husband and I have worked on our marriage to make it the priority. I have grown closer to my Lord this year which has been a blessing that I couldn’t have asked for and expected as much. I have realized my dream of becoming a midwife can be reality and have taken steps to get there. I became a trained doula and decided where I want that training to take me. I have made some great friends and became closer to those I already loved.
My blog has grown and it has been a great source of enjoyment for me. I have had great opportunities come my way thanks to my blog and have visited somewhere I may not have ever gone without it. I have learned so much and helped others. I have made some great bloggy friends and am so thankful for each and every person that visits my blog.
I have found a new church home and feel so welcome and loved there. I pray daily, go to church often, and read the bible. My life has become more of what I wanted… all during 2010. We gained a new family member who has turned out to be a much-loved girl. I have completed one more year of school and did so with the kind of grades I feel are necessary.
Money has been tight. Free time has been hard to come by.
Love has been abundant. Faith has been growing.
So, 2010, I am all at once glad to see you go and thankful for what you have given me. I can only hope that your friend, 2011, will be as good to us plus more.
Happy New Year to all of you!