The end of another year is fast upon us. Another year to reflect back on and another year to set hope into.
Here are my top 5 from this year (2012):
5. My Kindle Fire (love it!~)
as a girl who loves books, old books in particular...well,
I never would have guessed that I'd use it
4. Reading through the Bible in a new version (to me)
I got one that was Kindle compatible...
finished 2 weeks earlier than planned... yahoo!
I highly recommend it if you want to connect to your Jewish roots
and if you are looking for another translation to read through in 2013!
3. A trip away with my Knight...4 days of heaven!
*we went to Denver, Colorado, something that had been on our bucket list.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
2. Spending more time with my sewing machine.
Took a monthly quilt a block class with some friends, which forced me into making sure it was done before the next class. Challenging, as I am not a quilter or a person who sews with precision- but loads of pretty quilt blocks. (I did 3 for each block assigned...just so I could "own it.")
1. My Homemade Daughter's Wedding...
beautiful, simple and life changing.
My Bottom 5 from 2012:
5. The fact that I failed miserably at my attempt to study Hebrew.
An engagement followed by a wedding within a few months, set me way off the study trail.
*(and she only tried this on...)
she said she would never wear,
"blueberry netting" as a bride.
4. Having a secondhand dog that still can't go off the leash.
Runaway should have been her name instead of Ruby.
ok...really not sure Ruby should have made the list,
when really our adoption we had hoped would get rolling would.
It didn't and hasn't and really has left me in a place of doubt.
Doubt is never a good place, mentally, physically and certainly spiritually.
3. The sad fact that since July we've had computer trouble...many of my picture and blog photo files are still missing. It really made me want to quit blogging. Still not fixed and so many pictures gone.
2. Didn't learn to sew a zipper into anything. Bought the zipper foot attachment, that is as far as I went...poor sad zippers, think I hear them crying from the bag they are still in from JoAnn Fabric.
1. Having our oldest married daughter moved across the country
a few days before Christmas...having a hard time getting my heart to not feel heavy.
A mother's heart is something that I still don't really understand,
after all these years and so many miles into motherhood.
Thank you for sharing this year with me and my family.
I hope God blesses you as you reflect back.
May He give us fresh vision and rekindle our fires for 2013!