There are plenty of pictures of the boys. It has been a big year for them both. Miller began 2013 with a speech evaluation and has proved most of worrying as a waste as he talks up a storm. Noah finished up Preschool at CHUMC and began Kindergarten! He is a reader! It just blows me away how much he is growing. My boys are full of energy and many nights I fell into bed exhausted and wondering if I am doing it right. Am I giving them what they need? I am giving my best? These photos of their silly faces are reminders of sweet moments and are a way I hear God's voice saying "Yes, my love. Keep going. Keep giving."
You will see a few pictures of my classroom. This year I ended an 8 year journey as a teacher at BHS and began and new journey as a reading coach. That process was bittersweet but I felt God's hand on my heart as I closed the door to that room and moved my things across town to my new home away from home.
In the spring I began a new journey of healthier living. I joined the gym and changed my diet. I have lost about 35 lbs. and developed a love for the treadmill and clean eating. Of course I still love a cheat day now and again. So you might see pictures of my shoes and new recipes tried. These represent so much to me as I feel God guiding me to victory over bad habits and laziness as part of our personal journey in growing self discipline.
In our extended family we were blessed to add a brother in law and a new nephew. And to celebrate the retirement of Adam's parents! Our families continue to be such a blessing to us.
The song I picked as the backdrop is "A Life That's Good" from the Nashville Soundtrack. These sweet lyrics remind of the many many blessings I have in my sweet good life and where they come from.
2013 was a good year for me. I feel that it is a bridge to a new stage in life full of possibilities and I am sure challenges. I look forward to 2014 and I hope that I will follow some good advice I read, "What you were good at last year just do it better." That is my resolution. Just simply try for better each day. To be a better follower of Christ, a better wife, a better mother, a better daughter, a better sister,a better employee and a better friend.