I'll admit it, 2009 wasn't amazing. Yes, my adorable nephew Silas and beautiful neice Olive were born, but aside from those blessings, I feel like its been a bit of a ride. I am glad to see it go. I love the prospect of a brand new year. For me, its an opportunity to start over...to do things a little bit different...to set my expectations low, but be extremely optimistic for the blessings I know we will receive. This year is going to be full of new beginnings. A new baby, a new mindset, a new way of doing things...God is good and I have faith in His abundant goodness this year.
Last night I went to bed at 11:45p. I was pooped after having a lovely evening with my parents, aunts, uncles and grandma. Jon is out of town, so I snuggled into bed with my precious Alivia...and tried to drift off to sleep. At midnight, neighbors set off fireworks at midnight. They were faint enough not to disturb Alivia's sleep, but just enough to let me know it was the new year. I laid in bed with Alivia in my arms and prayed for 2010. I felt like it was the most perfect way to ring in the new year (of course it would have been even more perfect to have Jon in that bed with us!)...thanking the Lord for 2009 and asking for His guidance, health, wisdom and blessings in 2010.
This year is going to be a new start for the Lindstrom's. God will be in the forefront of our family. Our home will be joyful...warm...and our lives full of peace. 2010 will be good! And of course, the joy of a new baby...a new addition to our family...will be overwhelmingly amazing. I am so excited for it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVED ONES!