blah blah blah 2013

the thing to do this time of year is a re-cap on 2013. how do you do that? how do you sum up 365 days of life in one post? you don’t, so i won’t. but i could highlight some things. maybe like that one time my roommates and i had one day to find a place to live-and the Lord was like “here’s this super cool house that you couldn’t have even dreamt of but use if for My glory.” or that one time i learned 34893 lessons about myself and children and puppies when i nannied for the summer. and there’s that time (still in the middle of this one) where i learned that pushing through is a key part of life, cause when i’m in the middle of something i don’t want to be in the middle of, it usually means the Lord is teaching me something.

i think it’s safe to say 2013 was full of lessons. and if i had to guess, each year from here on out will be full of lessons. but i’m okay with that. lessons can be hard, but they are so worth it in the end. i’ve learned to give grace even when i can’t seem to find any to give because grace and forgiveness kind of go hand in hand and forgiving someone usually means you feel set free. if i don’t deserve grace but i get it anyways, i should try my hardest to give it out freely.

and here’s a picture of my siblings and i. if i called the shots around here, this would be our christmas card next year, but i don’t so it probably won’t. happy new year, everyone! and remember-you’ll probably have to learn lessons this year too. in the words of the high school musical cast, “we’re all in the this together.”

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