i'm so ready for it. this past decade was my favorite decade of my life so far for sure. at this time ten years ago, i was a little sixteen-year-old bub. look all that's happened! so much incredible beauty. so much growth. so many of my very dearest friends showed up. my husband, even! i can't wait to see what the new year and new DECADE (!!!) bring.
2019 was the year i became a wife. that's my thing for this year. it's so different from any other year for me. brand new territory! in this year, we both shifted jobs, churches, cities, and directions. we've learned and are learning how to live together, how to love each other at our absolute worst, how to have friends in this new season. i've gotten to, for real, make a home and that's been the most life-giving, satisfying thing. i've had mild panics and deep wonderings about what following God even means and if i'm actually really doing it or going through the motions. i traveled to arizona by myself, then hawaii with someone else ;) i've had some of the best days of my entire life and also some of the worst days this year. isn't that just like life? and in the middle of all of it, there's Jesus. isn't He there!! incredible incredible Jesus. so tender. so steady in all things. watching me and with me and holding me and teaching me and taking care of me. hasn't He done that. if He isn't the best thing i know. the kindest. i'm really hoping that this time next year and this time in 10 years brings more depth and even more sweetness between Him & me. i hope that for you too, friend. isn't He what we all need more of.
okay. here's to our new decade!
i think the motto of my decade is going to be "live, laugh, love." jkkkkk, that was so ten years ago ;))))
my favorite tradition...
(2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)