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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back...

Tick, tock, tick, tock.
2011 is nearly over.
Tomorrow is the start of a brand new year!
Starting over...starting new.

On this last day of 2011 I want to look back on the last two years...and what it has brought.  These past two years have been difficult but still not without joy.  I know that we have grown through the process.  There has been good times, bad times, sad times and times of indescribable joy.

In the past two years we have seen our oldest son get divorced and we were all devastated...but all our feelings turned into joy when there was reconciliation and this month the two of them remarried.  I can see how much both of them have grown and matured through this whole process.  I witnessed this new love and respect for each other.  The joy of the little ones having their parents back together.

We have seen our second son lose his eye sight and lived through the trauma of having a sword over his head...a condition that is inoperable....and then we watched in amazement as the Lord restored his sight.  Our hope is in Him alone.

Our daughter ran away from home and again our lives shattered.  Eighteen months later she returned and I truly have my daughter back. Gone is the rebellion, darkness and hatred.  In the past months she has gone for counselling and I see how the light has come in her life...and again I am reminded that the Lord hears the prayers of parents for their children.

My life has come full circle. My family is whole again.  I am ready for this new year and I am excited about what it holds for us as a family. 

xx

27 comments:

  1. Im so happy for you Lynette. I feel that 2012 will be a good year!

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  2. Full circle indeed. I wish you and your family a fantastic 2012 filled with much love and many, many blessings.
    xxxx

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  3. Lynette, what a beautiful testimony of God's goodness!

    I am so glad to read a good report of 2011 because the general feeling is it's been very hard for most of us :)

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  4. What an amazing blessing Lynette.

    Next year is gonna be a good one...I can feel it :-)

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  5. May 2012 bring you everything you wish for

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  6. A testimony of just how Great God is!

    Next year is gonna be a good one my friend.

    Lots of love xxx

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  7. Your year has been a hard one, but I see that JOY still shines through you and I am forever grateful for the friendship I have in you.... you are a gift from God and I thank you for everything that you have given me this year! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  8. Loved this post. So happy that everything is back on track. Life sure has its way of throwing us curve balls at times. All the best in 2012 for you and your family! :)

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  9. Such beautiful words again, Lynette. Best wishes to you and your family for the year ahead!

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  10. Your post brought me to tears Lynette. What a hard journey to go through but the sweetness on the other side is something to behold! I have been blessed by you, your blog, and what you share with us.

    I pray that your 2012 is filled with many blessings, much love, and tons of joy too!
    e.

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  11. Dear Lynette,how happy I feel for you after reading your post.I´m sure that faith move mountains....
    I wish you the best for 2012.

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  12. Oh Lynette how wonderful! Happy New Year to you!! Just back and I'll slowly get through everyone's older posts - here's to a great 2012!!

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  13. So glad to hear that everything is well!
    May 2012 bring even more blessings!

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  14. The power of prayer is amazing my dear friend. And so is the power of Faith in Him...Have a Blessed Healthy happy New Year!! I look forward to more happy endings!!

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  15. Oh Lynette - its so heartwarming to see how things have turned out for your family!
    It has been hard for you I know, but you have kept your focus on the Lord, and your trust in Him.
    I believe you would not have wavered even if things had not turned out this well.
    I rejoice with you at His goodness towards you.
    Lots of love and may the coming year be a sort of Jubilee year for you all.
    XX

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  16. hi lynette, 2011 seems to be a tough year for you, but thank God everything is fine again. and hope 2012 brings more happiness to you and family!

    Latest: Happy Hakka 2012!

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  17. What a beautiful testimony to the goodness of God and his promises to us. I too have a son who had a chronic illness for 17 years and God healed him in 2008 and gave him his life back. What God has done for him since that time is nothing short of miraculous and has been a blessing to all. I look forward to joining you in Scrapbook Life 2012. It is nice to get to know you through your blog. Happy New Year and happy scrapping/journaling in the days ahead. God's blessings to you and your family. :)

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  18. May 2012 be a year filled to the brim with blessings, love and happiness for you and your precious family. Thank you for being an inspiration for us all during 2011 and look forward to being inspired again in 2012.

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  19. Happy happy 2012 my dear friend. I know that you will all be truly blessed. Lots of love

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  20. Happy New Year to you Lynette! May it be filled with much laughter, love and many blessings.xxx

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  21. It has been a very trying time for you Lynette.... but you stood strong, a pillar to all through all the turmoil... and look what happened: everything has done an about turn. Pat yourself on the back - you are an incredible lady, and with your faith and support group, you have seen things turn around.
    Wishing you a far less eventful, and very happy 2012 x x x

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  22. It's been one heck of a year Lynette - so glad that He brought you and your family through it all. all the best for 2012!!!

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  23. all the best for you and your family in 2012!

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  24. I hope that 2012 brings you much peace and happiness.

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  25. I love your word for 2012 Lynette. I hope the new year will bring you and your family lots of happiness and peace. God bless. xx

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  26. I have a strong testimony in the power of prayer. How amazing to have the blessing to have your family reunited.

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  27. Wonderful post, I wish you a new year filled with good health, lots of joy and happiness!

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