There are 3 days left in the year. This year was full of everything. The beginning of the year was full of expectations of our new family. This year has been so different than we ever thought. From the excitement of expecting Will in January to the unexpected sorrow of losing Will shortly after he was born, and to learning how to heal, this has been a whirlwind year to say the least.
I have never been one to have a word of the year, but as 2018 comes to a close, I think that it deserves one. I would say more than anything, RELY has been our theme. Relying on God to carry us through the darkest times we could ever imagine. Relying on our family to support us and wrap their arms around us. Relying on complete strangers that God puts in our path to hear our testimony and how faithful God is when we rely on Him.
Psalm 73:23-25 says it more perfectly than I ever could. “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.”
I began this year fully expectant of great things. And I am ending this year expectant of great things. I have no clue what these things are. I hope that the next year holds another baby for us. I hope the next year holds so many things our family is praying for. I hope that God opens doors for us like never before. I am so expectant of good and great things. I know He is able. We worshipped Him in the worst times and will continue to worship Him in the healing times.
Thank God for the expectation of a new year and new things.