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!


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!