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.