Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Year in Review

I was thinking tonight about this past year, realizing how much we have gone through as a family. Without the help of God, it would be all have been completely overwhelming. After a particularly rough week, I am needing to stop and thank God for His blessings and care through this time.
Last September, we moved to this house and started another year of homeschooling. In December, we lost Momma in a tragic accident. Picking up the pieces and taking care of the family through this time was only accomplished through the daily and sometimes hourly outpouring of God's grace.
In April, I had surgery and had to spend more time then expected in recovery. It has taken a few months to let my body adjust to the changes.
The beginning of June we had some serious issues to work through as a family. By the end of June into the beginning of July, I was weighing the decision to resign my job that I have had for 4 years. In the middle of July, God gave me a brand new job. The training portion and new schedule has been quite a challenge these past couple of months. We have now started a new home-school term, and Justin is taking driver's ed. So, in the course of 12 months, we have gone through moving, burying a precious loved one, surgery, job change, and a lot of stressful moments in our busy lives.
Thinking back on this, I want to feel utterly overwhelmed, but I can see how God has worked through each and every situation, and I know that He will get us through whatever this new year holds.
My favorite passage of Scripture still remains 2 Cor. 4:7-9- "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;..."
Thank You, God, for taking care of me, and for sending Ted to be my help-meet through all the stresses of life.