Well! This holiday season has been more roller coaster than whirlwind - what with injuries, illness and family struggles, homeownership realities and such - but we are so very, very grateful to be where we are right now.
We have a beautiful home, good health, and a darling little boy who truly lights up our lives. Everything he does is adorable and funny and wonderful and new. I think it's impossible to ignore the beauty and wonder of life while you watch someone discover it for the first time.
Slice and I have seen the Lord's hand in our lives, even more over the past few months than ever before. He is truly watching over us. I loved this post at Segullah the other day; the author summed up my feelings about this year beautifully. 2010 brought a lot of new experiences: late pregnancy woes, childbirth, parenthood, and buying a home, among other (lesser) things. For one thing, I started using a shopping cart at the grocery store.....
I know that we become more not despite, but because of our struggles and our sacrifices. We grow by doing, not just watching. I learned that again and again during 2010.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Happy 2011!