can make all the difference in your life.
I think that this year I have been living proof of that – daily!
As I look toward 2009, I think about 2008. My word, as most of you know, was “change” and what a word to pick.
In less than a year, so many things have changed in our lives, but we stepped out together, as a family, and took multiple leaps of faith. Blindly, at times, but always together. I can’t thank Matt enough for believing me whenever I kept saying, “I just know it will work out. I feel it.” For him to trust my gut, when even I doubted it at times, is saying a lot. None of this change would have happened without him, and, for that, I am forever grateful.
The kids also need big kudos, as it has been a longer journey than expected. My boys are real troopers and I love them so much. Owen and Jacob, I wish you could read what mommy is saying… but I know that you already know because I tell you all the time.
So, as I look toward 2009, I find myself hard pressed to find a word. I have it narrowed down, but after seeing how much this years’ word did, I want to be very careful and yet smart about what I choose. I want it to build on this year of change, but also launch us into the next year with a real spirit and drive…
I challenge all of you to find a word for 2009 – a year of change in our country, a year of hope, a year of possibilities… What will you do with one year in your life?