Since this is the first post of the new year, I thought I would share with our readers, what Adam and I have been thinking about what we yearn for 2010 to look like. Since we were married (4 years ago on the 21st of this month), our lives have been a little bit of a whirlwind. And while I realize part of life is the journey and what you make of it, we are praying that 2010 will be a year of peace for us. Here is a snapshot at what our life has been like. And by no means am I complaining. We have had a wonderful 4 years that we can celebrate everyday. That does not mean it hasn't been hectic, however.
2006: January, Adam and Mandy marry and thus, move into together. February: we add a second dog, Marley, to our family, and she may have been the worst puppy ever. In fact, we even tried to give her away. But we loved her too much to be able to handle that. April, Adam starts the application process to be a Chick-fil-A operator. Mayish, Adam is selected as an operator where we learn we will be moving to Denver. July, we sell our town home in Charleston. August, we pack up and drive to Denver.
2007: Adam has a couple of months under his belt as a new operator; Summer, Mandy and Adam learn that we are expecting our first child (a surprise to a lot of people, including us).
2008: March, Harrison is born; Fallish...Adam starts the relocation process to get us back to SC.
2009: Still very much into relocation process with Chick-fil-A; celebrate Harrison's birthday and put the house on the market; May, Adam is selected as an operator in Murrells Inlet, SC (woohoo) June, Mandy has emergency surgery; June 15th, Adam, Mandy, Harrison, Joan, and the dogs pack up and drive across country. The last 6 months of 2009 was spent in a tiny rental house, while house hunting, and Mandy traveling for work more than ever.
In no way, am I complaining. Adam and I are just ready to feel settled. And as I write this, I wonder if that is what the Lord wants for us at any point in life. Settling also seems a little like complacency. That I know, the Lord does not want for us. But I do feel like he wants us to feel like we are living in a time of Peace every now and then. So, Lord, that is the desire of our hearts. Even though I am about to spend 2010 with my son turning two...it seems backwards to hope for a year of Peace. But I feel like we can claim it. And so we will...