Happy New Year! I know that my next post was going to be about our trip, but I must delay that a little longer (sorry to keep you suspense!) :). I’d like to review some highlights and simple delights from 2012 with a picture from each month.
January: beautiful sunset.
February: cookies! Making them is one of my favorite things to do. :)
March: memorable cookie baking adventure with Wesley.
April: Wesley’s graduation!
May: in the back seat with one of the three bestest brothers in the world. :)
June: Mom and Daddy at one of Mom’s summer triathlons.
July: my beloved pup. <3
August: braces off!
September: these guys put a sail on our little boat using sticks and a tarp. They can create and build like no one else. They amaze me.
October: fresh peaches. Yum!
November: my 2nd half. Even better than the first, ’cause I did it with Mom and Wesley. :)
December: family picture!
Looking back on this past year and how quickly it’s flown by, I am reminded all the more that life is SO precious! Every day, every minute we have to live is a gift. I was recently encouraged by a friend to “live with no regrets”, making the most of the time I have with my family, and treasuring the people that God has placed around me. It was such timely encouragement.
I’m excited to see what God has in store for me in 2013. As we begin this new year, I’ll leave you with these verses that Mom shared with us a few days ago, and hugely encouraged me:
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.” Psalm 37:3-6