Monday, December 31, 2012

The End

The end of a year has come.  It was a year full of surprises, obstacles, victories, and challenges.  In many ways it was a very definitive year in our family's lives. Much has occurred.  Much has changed.  Much has been learned. We are better for the days we have experienced.  We are softer, more patient, and hopefully a bit wiser.  We are together, healthy, and growing. 

That is a good year.

Our journey is still in process.  We will be packing our bags yet again in the very near future.  In one month, we will be calling another temporary place home for awhile.  As I tell my children, "we are just enjoying the adventure."  Sometimes, I have to remind myself that as well. 

Changes are ahead.  I do not know the details, but I have learned that is not important.  I am trying to just take it a step at a time.  We have so many promises from God above to ever fret too much.

I only made one resolution this year, and that was to read my Bible through.  I have done it before, but this time I took it chronologically.  If you did not know, the books of the Bible are not in order by the date they were written.  This year, I read the story of my Savior from start to finish, from the beginning to end, in the order in which the events occurred.  It was a very good resolution.  I am so glad that I kept it.  Not many years in life have I been able to say I completed any resolutions.

This year, I am focusing on simplicity.  The gift to be simple...is the gift to be free.  I guess we shall see where this road takes us.  It is not as measurable as my last resolution, but I know the steps I need to take, and with God's grace...maybe the coming December 31, I can claim another little victory. 

Hug your family close.  Determine to be better than before.  Open your heart to love as much as you possibly can, and let God handle the rest.  That my friends will ensure a Happy New Year!

Much Love 
~ B Charmer~






1 comment:

  1. It may be the end of the year, but it sounds like the beginning (or continuation) of your journey. May it bring you many blessings and fond memories as it unfolds.

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