Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy new year

This is certainly going to be a year of change for us, not the least of which is growing our family from 6 to hopefully 8. It's hard to believe we are leaving in five weeks. There are even bigger changes coming which I will share as they get closer.

I've been a little silent on the blog lately. If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you'll know that I don't share anything personal on here. I do share things happening in our family, but rarely do I share my personal thoughts and feelings on things on here, because this is a public blog and I am very aware that there are people reading this who do not know me.

That said, starting around Thanksgiving some issues arose in my family (not our immediate household) that had a direct effect on me. It would have been impossible for me to post without some of my emotions spilling over, so I have waited until I felt I had a better handle on things. The situation has not changed, but I am aware that I cannot change it and all I can do is pray.

Truly, this will be a year of change, and I am so excited about the possibilities. Being truthful, I'm a little scared, too. :) Psalm 107 seems like a highly appropriate way to start out the year, particularly verse 35:

"He changes a wilderness into a pool of water And a dry land into springs of water..." Psalm 107:35

God has certainly changed our wilderness and dry land into running, overflowing, bountiful water!


Tina said...

Thinking about you and praying for you, Courtney.
I can't believe you guys are 5 weeks away either. Let us know if you need help with the dogs!

Zack & Jennifer Dove said...

Praying for you and for whatever is going on. And praying for your upcoming journey. We should email some and figure out if I can give you any pointers on this particular trip :)

Tami said...

We'll be praying for you as well. Praying for peace in the situation and praying for you both as you head to Ukraine to bring these new chidlren home. ((hugs))