Thursday, February 22, 2007

Happy One Year Bloggiversary!

Today marks a VERY special occasion - it is my one year anniversary of this blog. It seems like so much has changed, and at the same time, like not much has changed.

My first blog post was about forcing myself to to the gym. My most recent post was about a renewed commitment to go to the gym. I've been trying to come to terms with the fact that working out is going to have to be a life-long thing for me. I can't get in shape and stop going to the gym. It's a cycle of denial that I'm tired of.

In my posts a year ago, I was struggling with the Easter candy out in the stores. I've already faced this struggle this year, with some failure, although less failure than last year.

I'm repeating some of the same mistakes. Failing in some of the same areas. I can also see that more of my life is cyclical than I ever recognize. I respond to seasons, weather, holidays, traditions, with both good and bad responses...but predictable ones. There is a benefit here. I can read postings from last spring, and prepare myself for the months to come. Last March, I struggled with the temptation of girl scout cookies. I forgot about that...I can prepare myself a month early...before the boxes are staring at me next month.

And much has changed. I started running, I ran a race, and I stopped running. I went through a re-org at work, enjoyed the outcome, but then decided I should be working as a wife more than an employee, and I now work part-time at home. I went to India last spring, and I won't be able to go back this spring, but I do think I'll have the opportunity to go to Africa this spring or summer, which has been a great desire. I struggled with my deep desire to have children, but have learned to rest in God's timing and plan, and have received His peace and contentment. I wrote about friends who got pregnant, and are now almost due...I'm in a season of baby showers. I decorated my home, bought a house, and sold a house (it closes to tomorrow!).

A year seems like a short increment of time in the grand scheme of things. It goes by so fast. Yet, a year ago, my life was completely different. I had different views of things. Different thinking. But, God continues to work on me - to mold me and shape me. I suppose that I keep working through the same temptations and struggles, but as God changes me, the outcomes will continue to change. I can't wait to see what my life will be like a year from now. =)

New day, new year. Happy bloggiversary to me!


Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. -- Lamentations 3: 21-26

2 comments:

momrn2 said...

Happy Bloggiversary to you!

Proverbs31 said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!

I posted the recipe you requested. :)
It's here:
http://bringinggoodhome.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/recipe-by-request-the-family-casserole/

Have a great day!!