Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A New Beginning - Hello 2013!

Everybody gets super excited when the time comes for a new year to roll around. At least, that's what it seems like anyway. It's a chance to start over... to write a new chapter in your book... and to grow in new ways. I don't think that I've ever been more excited for a new year than I am about 2013. Everything will be completely different in this year....I'm newly married, I'm in a new state, a new town, a new church. We're making new friends, I'm looking for a new job, we're in a new home. It's all new. In fact... everything is so new that it's a little scary, and makes me homesick for Georgia. However, I know that the Lord has us here for a reason... I feel it down deep in my bones. It's going to be a year for us to remember, that's for sure. I'm excited!

I'm excited to write the pages of this journey called marriage. I'm excited to learn how to be a wonderful wife... caring for, loving, and respecting my husband. I'm excited to learn how to make a home. I'm excited to meet new people and to see where I will end up in the job market. Will I go back to corporate TV or will I work in a more domestic small town position? Will we be disciplined in our endeavors to get out of debt and live like no one else? Will we go on a vacation? Will we get a dog? Will we see our families often? Will we keep in touch with our old friends? Will we stay in Virginia? Will we move? So much can happen in a year!

It's really exciting... no matter what happens!  I'm ready for it, because I know that God has a plan and a hope for my future. I know that he works everything together for my good. I know that if I have faith as small as a mustard seed... mountains can be moved. And I know that His mercies are new EVERY morning... not just once every new year. What's even more cool though about this year... I get the chance to walk through it with my husband. We get to experience and live this year of life and the rest of our lives together. So... BRING IT ON! Let's do this baby! Happy New Year!