On the Last Day of 2015


Usually, I write up a few fancy posts to wrap up the year--and share the highlights, etc, from the year.

Like this. 

But this year...

I'm pregnant, and due in two weeks, and feeling a little stretched thin trying to get those "last few things in" before baby boy arrives (which could be anytime now...). So, a simple post it is ;)

I still wanted to take some time to think back on 2015 because it was quite the year. It brought me to Haiti, and gave me a two-year-old, and also the news of the a new baby. 

However, if I had to scribble down a few key words for 2015, they would be:
waiting, in-between, and settling in.

Even as I scroll back into this year's archive of blog posts, I realize how much I didn't share. In many ways, this was a year that blogging took a back seat--and that's okay.

As I look ahead into 2016, it definitely feels much less new and shiny to me than usual. Usually, January 1st restarts routine, fun goals, and fresh ideas. This year, the 1st is simply one day closer to the big life change of adding another kiddo to our family. I have a few ideas I'd like to see manifest in 2016, but for now, they simmer while I give myself the grace to learn how to be a mother of two.

I do, however, have a big vision/perspective goal for 2016.

As we move into 2016, I want to be a better steward of the joy that God so lavishly gives, offers, and supplies. I know this year will hold exhaustion, newness, and major adjustment. I know that there will be hard days and good days. I know that I will be stretched, and pushed, and humbled.

So, I want to put on my joy-eyes and really see joy. Not necessarily that fluffy happy feeling--but that deep-seated and Jesus-centered perspective of joy.

That's my hope for 2016--to better see the world with joy-eyes. What about you?
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