Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thank you 2016

Thank you 2016, for teaching me the unimaginable.  For helping me to learn what it meant to persevere and not give up.

Thank you 2016, for not allowing my plans to always go as I desired and showing me something better was waiting instead.

Thank you 2016, for showing me that I do have something to offer others that is valuable and life changing.  For someone who constantly struggles with feeling like a failure, that is a great gift.

Thank you 2016, for changing me.  I am definitely not the same person I was at the beginning of the year and I have the trials and tribulations of your year to thank.

Thank you 2016, for getting me out of my comfort zone and reminding me that when I am truly vulnerable, that's when I'm most brave.

Thank you 2016, for allowing our family's health to get to a point where we had to change our diets and lifestyles or suffer the consequences.  It was a hard lesson, but one I'm grateful for.

Thank you 2016, for the members of my family and the healing you've allowed.  Words cannot express the joy that comes with physical and emotional healing.  Thank you for the doctors, friends, and counselors who have made that possible.

Thank you 2016, for providing for us financially in ways I could've never ever dreamed.  From the sale of our home, to the gifts of community, to my husband's generous job, we have been amply provided for.

Thank you 2016, for reminding me the God is good.  He is the giver of all good things.  He gives and He takes away.  He knows all of my days, every struggle, every fear, every excitement, every tear, and he cares deeply about me.  I am His beloved child.

So as I say thank you 2016, I'm really saying thank you to the Lord for these things.  I'm also acknowledging that what has been the hardest year of my life, has also been the most life-changing, ground-shaking, soul-moving year as well.

To 2017!

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