What God has in store for me in 2010...

"When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed. God’s Decree." Jeremiah 29:13-14 (The Message)

I love my life. I love the story God has written for me so far; He is the most creative Author I know. I do not desire to write my own life story. I desire something more extraordinary than what I could ever imagine for myself. In 2010, I want to be more strategic about creating "space" for God to move...and allow Him to make this year more extraordinary than ever before. Lord, this is Your blank canvas; this is Your blank journal. I am only a tool that records Your masterpiece. Do what You do best...produce something extraordinary from this ordinary child. I wait expectantly, with my typing fingers in position :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Reflection on 2010

So it’s almost June of 2011 and I have not completed my wrap-up post for 2010.  This shows how insanely crazy our 2011 has been so far.
I do plan to create a new blog in the near future, but I wanted to have a proper closure for this blog with a final wrap up post. Thank you to everyone – anyone – who has read any part of this blog.

This is the summary of my “Extraordinary 2010.” Very contradictory to my nature, I will keep each point short.

E – Ever more so in love with Jesus. Just that. The longer I live, the more in love with Him I become.
X – Xtra dose of inspiration. I was inspired by so many people and resources around me. Jeff and Dusty. Kristi and her family. Shine. The Chapman family. Riley and her family. Growing Kids God’s Way curriculum & conference.
T – Temporary vs. Eternal. This was probably the biggest benefit to keeping a blog for 2010. It helped me to keep things in perspective…what’s really important and what’s not. What should take priority over other things. What really makes an eternal impact and what doesn’t.
R – Rainy days. Like any other year, we had our share (see Simple Trust, Health and Finance). God showed Himself faithful, as always (see Great is Thy Faithfulness).
A – Another baby. Hmm, yes, as cute as they are, and as easy-going of a baby Little Bit was, having two definitely has been no easy task. Allan and I are still not big fans of the newborn stage.
O – Organizing and facilitating a parenting class. What an endeavor – we learned so much through the curriculum and through asking my mentor about the questions that would come up in class. Great times.
R – Running. I started to run. There are so many principles I learn about my relationship with God through running. Maybe I’ll blog about that someday.
D – Doing life together with family and friends. This is what us Parrys do best. Aside from loving God first, we love people! We love spending time with people. Just like any other year, 2010 was full of visitors – and we also took a trip to visit family in Boston.
I – Increase and expansion of Allan’s business. With this blessing also came added stress. We had to reprioritize and reorganize our schedules and tasks.
N – No longer in 30’s…for my husband, that is! We celebrated his big 4-0 (and our friend Paul’s) through a surprise party.
A – Alisa (Peanut) is still a hoot! Two-year-old stage was even more challenging than the previous years. Potty training was a long process. She began preschool and had a blast from Day 1.
R – Relaxing holidays. We really enjoyed a stress-free holiday season this year. Our schedules were not too crammed, and we kept shopping to a bare minimum. We just enjoyed and celebrated each other!
Y – Year-End Celebration = LittleBit’s 1st birthday! And there was no better reason to celebrate. This baby girl brought so much JOY to us and Peanut during her first year. Since the day she learned to smile, she never stopped. Since the day she learned to giggle and laugh, she never stopped. Joy, joy, joy. We also LOVE watching the development of a lifelong bond between our two daughters. How blessed we are!

Thank you again, for peaking into a part of my life through this blog. At this rate, I don’t know when my new blog will be ready, so I will continue posting periodically on this blog for now – so please stop by again.

1 comment:

  1. Great wrap up! :0)
    When I started training for a 5k I was shocked at how being disciplined in my running helped me be more disciplined in my spiritual life. I didn't expect that to happen. I wish I lived closer...you, HOlly and I are all runners now! :0)