Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Well, somehow the end of another year has come, which means it's time to slow down, take a step back, and think about what life has brought over these past 365 days. There's something so beautiful about the way the years of our lives are made up of cycles...the seasons, the ups and downs, the joys and the sorrows, the lessons learned. We begin every new year thinking we know who we are and what we're about, and somehow believing we have an idea of where we're headed, but things never turn out the way we expect. It's really almost a little ridiculous that we even have the audacity to try and see into the future with any kind of certainty. Looking back on the things I was anticipating, planning, and dreaming about one year ago, it makes me smile...I had no idea what 2012 was going to bring. No idea.

And gosh, it's been quite a year. So much I never expected...but it's been so good.

I'm just so thankful...for so many things. I don't even know how or where to start. The blessings I see every day are more numerous than I could even begin to acknowledge.

So I'm going to relive and reflect on these last seasons of my life through pictures. Some of my favorites from this last year. Here they are.

 And finally, I can't even express my gratitude to all of the wonderful people in my life, just for being who they are. I'm surrounded by such fantastic people...I love you guys. 

Bring on 2013. I'm ready.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, 
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths."
   Proverbs 3:5-6