Sunday, January 1, 2012

Reflections on 2011-Hopes for 2012

2011 was a GREAT year for my family.  Countless blessings for sure!  We finalized Brittney's adoption, were chosen to be a part of CBS's "A Home for the Holidays," took our annual beach trip with our extended family and had an amazing trip to LA to tape the show.  I was also chosen by my peers as teacher of the year at my school.  This honor means a lot to me because I am fortunate to do what I love to do and to teach along side some awesome teachers and for them to choose me for this honor means so much.   Besides all of these awesome events, our days are filled with love and laughter with our crazy family and our dear friends.   They are the ones that make life fun.   

We are also blessed with a loving church family.  It is so awesome to be a part of this body of Christ and to do God's work with them and to worship the Lord with them.  I have grown so much in my faith in the last several years.  I still have far to go on my journey, but it is because of my faith that I can have joy in the hard parts and appreciate the struggles.  No, my life is not perfect and there are hard times.  But there is joy in the Lord.  With the new year, comes change.  Change is a constant in this world.  However, I find joy in the fact that the one thing that never changes are God's promises and God's love.  He is who he says He, tomorrow, forever.  

I hope for us all--a year of gratefulness for all the good, that faith and hope are abound during the struggles and that I can be the hands and feet of God in all of the ways He plans.   

Happy New Year!


  1. Very well said. It will be a year of change that is for sure. Faith and friends make it all possible..
    Have a wonderful year sweet friend!!

  2. Thanks, Tara! So true. Happy New Year to you! I KNOW this is going to be a great year for you!!