First off, I’m back!!! Did you miss me? I’ve really have missed blogging these past few days, but it was nice to have a break and spend more time with my family. Make sure to come back later this week to see pictures of Christmas and our wonderful trip to Williamsburg, Virginia with my dad’s family. We made so many memories…
2011 was a difficult year for sure for me and my family, but in some ways…it was a beautiful and exciting year. This past year was filled with the excitement of turning one year older, starting my last year of high school, traveling with my family, and so many other sweet memories were made with my family and friends. There were also lots of hard trials to walk through in 2011 and it definitely had it’s fair share of tears and disappointments…
For me…it was a year of trusting God more and more…and learning to accept His plan even when it’s not my own. 2011 was far from being the best year of my life, but…I don’t think I would change the things that happened because God knows exactly what He is doing, and each trial was placed there by God to strengthen me and help me grow.
I’ve grown so much in the past year and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without all of those trials… Yes, I would love to change a few things, take back a few words, love a little more, and have certain people back in my life again, but I’ve learned that I really and truly have to put my trust in God each and everyday…and take each step by faith.
My new year's resolution for 2012 is to really enjoy the life God has given me, shine for Jesus, and love all of the people around me equally…even if some of them do get under my nerves sometimes. I want to take chances, try new things, meet new people, travel, and live each day like it’s my last. I also want to stop trying to “fit in” and just be me, I want to do hard things, dream big, and be a better daughter, sister, and friend.
Only God knows how much longer each of us has left and I don’t want to waste the precious time He has given me. I want to challenge each of you to enjoy every part of life and capture each moment. Life truly does fly by when you’re not looking...and I certainly do not want to miss it. :)
I’m so excited to see what awesome plans God has in store for me and my family this year!! I have a feeling it’s going to be a pretty exciting year. Bring it on 2012. I’m ready for you.