Out with the Old

I've been so excited about the New Year that I haven't properly said good-bye to the Old Year. I guess I'm just anxious to move on and experience new things. There were a lot of significant events last year - some good and some really bad. But they all were a part of my life and need to be a part of my memories.

What do I want to acknowledge about myself in regard to 2007?
  • Did too much worrying about how God was going to take care of me and my family.
  • Discovered emotional problems that I need to stop suppressing and deal with.
  • Realized that I don't really want to be a nurse after all, I'm much more interested in Christian counseling.
  • Found out that I actually like working for free, if I'm working for God.
What happy events do I want to remember from 2007?
  • Traveled to the West Coast 3 times to visit my family.
  • Tagged along on my husband's business trips and therefore got to explore Manhattan, Lancaster PA, and the Gettysburg Battlefield.
  • Started going to a wonderful Christian church that preaches from the Bible, prays often, and witnesses to the world.
What is there to grieve from 2007?
  • My brother-in-law, Steve, decided to commit suicide. He didn't get professional help when he needed it. He didn't understand that others could help him work through his problems. He didn't realize how it would devastate his family, cause his loved ones to blame themselves, and leave behind lots of problems for others to have to deal with. He didn't think about how people would feel when they discovered how he died. He didn't understand that he would be messing up the plans that God had for his future. He didn't know how much he would be missed.
What else do I want to say about 2007 to declare it complete?
  • I learned from the things I regret saying and doing, and I got better at saying "I'm sorry".
  • God's will for my life isn't just some future plan. I can live in God's will now, on a daily basis.
  • Another year has come and gone. I didn't use my time as wisely as I should have, but I got much better at it.
Good-Bye 2007.

What would like to say about 2007 to declare it complete?


IDnJC said...

HI - thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to hear more about you - your testimony - I will search for it another day when it's not so late. Thanks for giving God the glory on here - sounds like you are growing everyday!

Abbi said...

Great blog! I love the fun background. Thanks for stopping by mine and checking it out!

I, too, lost a family member to suicide in 2007. He was a 15yo cousin and it's been a huge upset for my family. We'll be wondering WHY for a long time, but I'm happy to say that I see God working through it for good. Praise Him! :)

Shari said...

Abbi, I'm sorry that you lost someone to suicide. You're still blessing God's name, that is wonderful. It's awesome that He brings good out of the bad.