Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year (a little late!)

I am taking advantage of a little quiet time to catch up on reading some blogs and emails and thought I would update my own blog as well. I should really not be doing this and you would understand if you could look around at the house!! OHHHHHHH......what a mess!!!

What an interesting year 2008 was! It definitely had some good points and along the way some rough spots! I had my last birthday in January! I just simply won't have anymore! April was a ton of fun since we got to attend David, Jr's homecoming from Iraq! Dave resigned his position with FEA and so June was spent tying up loose ends there. There were the endless plans and things to accomplish for the big wedding in August. And then two weeks later we moved to IN. The end of September brought the excitement of me beginning a new job at a bank! Then the realization that we still HATE to be cold! We had a great time with family over Thanksgiving and then the Christmas holidays! These are just the highlights but I am amazed at how quickly the time has gone by!

The passing of time makes me think of so many things and my brain usually moves from one to another at a very rapid pace. My kids are all growing and changing and entering new phases in their lives. We just spent almost two weeks with a married child in our house for the first time! That was a bit unusual and I am sure that David and Christa would have other words to describe their time here!! I may very well be "losing" another child in this next year so that is taking some adjusting! And ---- my baby girl has her first official boyfriend! So much change has gone on and there is still more to come!!

BUT - as usual, God is very patiently pointing out to me that HE has not changed and never will! In the ever-changing moments that are all around me, I am so very grateful that the ONE I need the most will always stay the same!!!

Come back again soon - there is bound to be some cool and exciting news in the next month or so, and no.......I am not pregnant and the news is NOT what you are thinking!!!!!!

7 comments:

tacomom said...

Oh my word...that is an awful way to leave us hanging!! Maybe you should join forces with Janette Oke or Karen Kingsbury (the next novel will be out in 6 months kind of thing...) Gotta go do something else to occupy my mind...otherwise this is going to drive me bananas!!

Andrea said...

Happy New Year to you all as well! BTW, I need your new address, if you could email it to me - babysickler@yahoo.com. Thanks. I am trying to chase down those last remaining addresses for the Christmas cards I sent out. :)

Tara said...

You're coming back to Florida because you can't STAND the cold and you just miss me soooo much right?!

Pecks Place said...

Can't wait to hear what this "news" is!! I will be waiting :)

LaDonna said...

I have a guess, but I won't post it here...can't wait to see if I'm right!

Robyn Huff said...

I just CAN'T imagine WHAT the news could POSSIBLY be!!!???!!!

You know, you could just move back to FL...high of 74 today...just beautiful and perfect...

~Heather~ said...

Leah, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I enjoyed catching up on yours too. Enjoyed those family pics in the post below. Hope to find out what's up soon. =)

Happy New Year!