Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Looking Back on 2008

I get a little thrill every month when I flip my calendar to a new month and see all the blankness on that page. I love anticipating what the month will hold and I usually flip that page prayerfully.

I get an even bigger thrill when I hang a new calendar for a new year.

I have no idea what 2009 will hold for our family, but I can say without a doubt that I'm looking forward to living life fully this year.

I like to take some time at the end of December to look back over the previous year and count my blessings--to see God at work in our lives and to treasure special moments.

I spent some time yesterday (when I really should have been packing all the Christmas stuff away) looking back over my blog entries from last year. Below are some posts that represent some of my favorite moments of 2008...

Home
Sunday afternoons
A Gift
Prayer
Lazy Saturdays
Story
Memory
Summer
Beagles
Time with Friends
Accomplishment
Beauty
Gratitude
Flexing

It was hard coming up with just one one per month...so I threw my own silly rule out the window. Rules schmules.

7 comments:

Julie said...

Mer,
I am glad you sent that Christmas card last year with a link to your blog. I've loved reading your blog and staying in touch with you through it.....

And not only that, but that link to your blog reminded me that I had started one many months before. I have loved writing on it this year....

Thanks in more ways than one!

Hugs,
Julie

Amber said...

Here's praying that 2009 holds exciting new things for all our families!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Great idea! I might have to use this one. :)

Gretchen said...

Went back and re-read each one. My, but it's been a pleasure getting to know you this year. Still think you should move to the great NW...so we can chat more in person. :)

Christi said...

Glad that you all had a safe trip and are back home! No matter how much fun a trip is, we always love getting back home again! Reading your earlier post made me want to rent Mama Mia...haven't seen it yet! Not appropriate for a 15 year old though, huh?

Christi said...

Glad that you all had a safe trip and are back home! No matter how much fun a trip is, we always love getting back home again! Reading your earlier post made me want to rent Mama Mia...haven't seen it yet! Not appropriate for a 15 year old though, huh?

Kellie said...

Happy New Year friend!