Reflecting On 2010

 Last year I wrote a post looking back on the year. I used a format similar to one I saw on another blog. I thought I'd continue the tradition this year.

1. What were the highlights or accomplishments?
  • Watching Brian turn a money pit into a beautiful house!
  • Finding a home school method that works for our family
  • A renewed relationship with our daughter and her family
  • Hearing a long awaited decision concerning our foster daughter
2.What were the major themes?
  • Stress!
  • Long hours of work
  • Waiting for other people to make life changing decisions for our family
  • Making our own life changing decisions  
3.What disappointments or regrets did you experience?
  • Not having enough free time to just enjoy our family
  • Not having some issues resolved in a satisfactory way
  • Gaining back much of the weight I lost at the beginning of the year!
4. What was missing from the past year?
  • Fun and relaxation!
  • Time with family
5. What did you learn from the past year?
  • I know even less this year than I thought I knew last year and the year before. But God knows, and I need to spend less time stressing and more time trusting!
  • I'm lousy at maintaining a healthy lifestyle....but then I already knew that!
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again....yup, knew that too.

We look to 2011 with anticipation and thanksgiving!

James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Tribute To My Dad

Gerald Blair   October 28, 1927- December 16, 2009

Two of Dad's favorite songs, Farther Along and You Know that You Know It.

Read Dad's testimony in the post below.