What a year 2006 was and we have so much to look forward to in 2007. As I reflect on 2006 it has been a year full of blessings and learning. Sometimes I laugh at where I was and where I am now. Things like dating Husband, then breaking up with him in January, and then getting back together at the end of January... and a few short months later we were engaged and then married. WOW. I have learned a lot about myself, about Husband, and a lot about the sovereignty of God through our relationship. I look forward to learning even more...
...I traveled a lot, too! So did Husband. Back and forth for the both of us between Phoenix and Albuquerque. Husband made his first international trip to Japan. He was able to visit the CREC church there which is pretty cool. For me, I was all over the place in the months leading up to our wedding. I was in Gettysburg, PA for a conference that took place in various locations on the battlefield, New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina Relief, Alaska (where I met incredible people and watched God do amazing things in lives of cadets from around the country), and a sundry of other places. Together Husband and I traveled to Nebraska to visit my family, to Colorado for his family reunion, Seattle for our honeymoon, San Diego for a conference, and most recently he took me on my first trip to Disneyland with a side trip back to San Diego. Again... WOW.
2007 looks to be promising in the area of travel as well... we hope to go to the Grand Canyon (which will be a first for me - most of my travel has been to the eastern part of the US and Europe), back to Nebraska and Colorado to visit our Grandparents, Ireland, and we will find out at the end of the month if we head back to Japan. (Not to worry... there will be trips to New Mexico, too!)
There are at least four weddings on the calendar (one of which I am in) and we are excited for the next chapters of our friend's lives. One of Husband's Christmas gifts to me were tickets to the March Josh Groban concert... so we look forward to that. I always look forward to birthday's and other celebrations, too.
I think the thing that we look forward to the most is growing in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. We are excited about what He will be doing in our lives - we know that joy and sadness awaits... but we await it all in eager anticipation because He is in control and ultimately SOVEREGIN over all.
2007... I think it will be a great year.