Looking back on 2017 and how fast it went. I remember people saying that time flies the older we get. It does. I retired in 2011, and it has not slowed down a bit, and it seems to get faster each day.
This time last year I was praying about a word for 2017 and chose INTENTIONAL. I went back a few moments ago to review that post to see if I actually accomplished what I set out to do on January 1, 1017, and it looks like it did make a difference in most areas. Still have a few areas to work on especially in exercise and health. I’ll be sharing my 2018 word of the year soon. Still praying about what it will be this year.
It’s been a wonderful year for us. Three new grand babies – twin boys and a girl. Our hearts are full and they will all be ten months old in a few days. Christmas was so much fun. Actually, the whole year was fun. I am praying 2018 will be. I received a phone call today with not so good news, but praying it will turn out okay.
We don’t often take real vacations, but this year our son and daughter-in-law talked us into going to Estes Park, Colorado in August. We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary while there. I love this guy more and more each year, and this Christmas was our 50th together. We started dating in high school.
Christmas was such a joyous time this year. The kids gave me a calendar they designed with pictures of all the family – designed with love and their precious time. It is a perfect gift.
, and to top it all the girls made a box and ornaments using fabric from one of my Mom’s old jackets., and they wrote on the back of each one. This one made me cry. So much love because it’s from Mom’s jacket, and the time they spent, and even my favorite word – Joy (after Wife, Mom, and Nana). Look at this:
And my sweet hubby did several things, but I think my favorite was a heart bracelet from Brighton with words of love hidden inside, and then the card he bought and forgot that I found on top of the refrigerator yesterday as I was putting away kitchen Christmas stuff. We laughed – I might never have found it and he forgot where he put it.
This is one Christmas I will never forget because I realize life is short, and each year as I spend decorating and sadly taking it all down today I think this could be the last and it makes it more and more special. I’m thankful! I’m blessed more than I will ever deserve.
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Bible Studies I finished, and some of the blog posts. Honestly, I did not have time to finish blogging on every chapter, but you can see how amazing the studies are just by reading a post or two.
It seemed like I had done a lot of studies this year until I started this post. Only 4, but then again there are so many more as I do the First 5 Mobile App with Proverbs 31 Ministries where we cover many books of the Bible during the year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!