Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009!

While 2008 was a great year, it is not one that I am sad to see come to a close. It brought with it great joy, along with tremendous struggle. Most of the year was spent in survival mode... just trying to make it to the next day. Sounds a bit dramatic, but emotionally that was were I was at. Well, I made it through ... and I think that I may have even grown a little from the whole experience. Now I am ready for 2009! I am praying for a year where I live life more thoughtfully and peacefully. I have let my role as single working mom rule my life... not working so well, as I am exhausted, worried, and frustrated most of the time. I am ready to focus more on my role as daughter, daughter of the King. I am ready to turn in exhaustion, worry and frustration for things like love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. It is going to be a good year!

Can you believe that this post has taken me an hour to write? I wrote and wrote and deleted and deleted... then wrote and wrote and deleted and deleted. Hmmmm... that is how I blog. I process lots of thought and then delete or store them in a draft file. Most of my thoughts never make it public... and it is probably better that way.

8 comments:

Jill said...

Beth, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I was so excited to see your blog at the top of my current list this morning!

It is so easy to fall into the trap of "just gettin' by", and I know that is not the abundant life God intends for us. Let's work together to live more thoughtfully and peacefully in 2009, I too can use more fruit of the spirit.

Leslie said...

Hi Beth, great post. I love that fact that you process your thoughts through your blog. It is definately worth reading. I pray for an abundant life for us all in 2009! I agree, it is going to be a great year.

Tricia said...

I think we would all do a lot better if we focused on who we belong to, like you said, as daughters of a king. I read a story to my girls last night about a homeless person who died on the streets, without realizing he had an inheritance of over $4 million! What a sad story that was. I don't want to miss out on all God has for me. I know you don't either. So, I pray blessings on your new year!

Carol said...

Your words are so true! I can relate to the single mom exhaustion, but I think as you said, it is so much more than that. Wow, a daughter of The King, you would think that alone would make me burst with joy!

2008 was definatley a LEARNING year. 2009 holds so much hope as we apply those lessons learned and continue to grow! ;)

Love ya Beth!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Great post, sister! I too am needing to focus on my role as a daughter of the King as well!!!

I look forward to reading many more of your blog posts in 2009!

Every good and perfect gift said...

Happy New Year!

thanks for a great post. Being a daughter of the King first and foremost- that's something I needed to hear (read?)

love

Rachel

Wendi said...

Great post Beth. Your doing a great job with the girls! I think 2009 will be a great year. Thanks for hanging with us on sunday!!

randi said...

i have to delete a lot