I read this today and my attitude towards the year ending and a the next one beginning changed. I, shamefully, admit that I was humbly put in my place. I have continually looked at all the bad of 2009 and cursed it (at times, cursed at it). But Monica brought me to realize that there was good of 2009. Our friendship is one of the "goods" of 2009. Childbirth, not just the result of childbirth, was a "good". Successful surgery was far beyond a "good".
See, I was focusing so much on all the bad. All the work I missed having a child and having a child that needed open heart surgery. All the sickness that had struck my husband, which led to more work missed. Not to mention the financial stress that missing all that work led us to. But I have resolved to change my perspective of the year 2009. God led me to all the events of 2009, the good and the bad. So, His purpose for bringing those things my way is much more important than my whining and complaining that 2009 sucked (for lack of a better word).
Friendships Formed and Framed with Our Father's Love
Proud Moments for Momma
Proud Spectators As Well
A Friendship that Stands the Tests of Time
Love at First Sight
A Semi-successful Vacation to Kentucky Kingdom
Two Gifts From God
The Long Awaited Day of Departure (post open heart surgery)
A Somber Moment for Brother and Sister
Our First Easter as a Family of Four
My First Mother's Day