Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2008, a new year...

I just can't believe another year has come and gone. It's crazy how times seems to go by so fast! 2007 was a year full of benchmarks. Gregory and I both turned 25, we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, we celebrated one year of living in this home. I walked 60 miles with Deana in the 3 day walk for breast cancer. God provided me an out of the mortgage business and I got an amazing job at the church. We lost a few things too. I lost the 15 pounds I had gained since we got married. We lost Carol Rudin to cancer. We lost half of my income when I switched jobs. But of all the benchmarks and all the losses, we gained more than we can imagine. We gained a stronger marriage, we gained better and deeper friendships, we gained a closer relationship with the Lord, and we gained more days of LIFE. I'm so thankful for everythign that we have. Even thought it was a tough ending to this year...all in all, we are alive and living for Christ! I got a new tattoo on New Year's Eve. It symbolizes a lot to me. It reminds me that God is Love, that He is always in my heart, and that he is the vine and I am the branches (I had alot of branches to remind me to produce many branches for Christ.) So as the new year starts I pray that you too can reflect back on the past year and look forward to what God has in store for you in 2008. Thanks for reading!
Love-
R

3 comments:

Rob and Erin said...

That's so funny that we were both reflecting on this past year almost at the same time. I didn't have mine finished before I posted it so you'll have to go back and read the whole thing. I added a new slide show too. We can't wait to see what 08' has in store!!! We love you both bunches!!! ; )

Plaid Dad said...

A new tattoo huh?
Let's summarize your generation:
tattoos, (you know how I feel about that), rap (rhymes with crap), 911 & terrorism, (an unseen enemy), cheating (steroids), and the first woman as president (prediction).

Congratulations........I hope you're all proud of yourself! GEEKS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I will blog!