Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year!

Happy 2009!

Did you try singing "tonight we're gonna party like it's two-thousand and nine?" I did...but I refrained from wearing any purple velvet pants.

I've never been very reflective at New Year's...nor have I been resolution-y. I guess it's because I'm just too focused on remembering to write the new date on my checks.

However, this year I did think about it all since it was a year ago NYE that my mom went to the ER and found out she had a tumor. Not the best way to ring in the new year.

But then this morning Scott's first words were reminding me that it was 6 years ago today that he asked me to be his bride. A lovely way to begin a new year!

And so...a new year awaits both with its trials and its joys. May we embrace all that lies ahead trusting that our God goes before us. He already knows every squeal of delight and every tear of grief that will be ours in 2009. And He will be with us during it all. He's a good, good God.

OK...I know the photo below is way small...but I found it the other day and thought I'd post it. It was NYE December 2000. As I downed the bubbly (ummm, OK, it downed me) and talked of the year to come, I had no clue that 2001 would be the year that God called me to Himself. I get giddy thinking about it because He just completely consumed me with His tenderness that year. He lavished me with His love, and I can feel myself blushing right now because it was so unmerited and yet so amazing. The God of all creation was pursuing me, and I surrendered to His love. OK...totally sidetracked! I really didn't intend to say all of anyhow, here is a small, red-eyed, funny photo....

This year may you know God's wonderful, passionate love for you...and may you remember to write the correct date on all your checks!


Lisa said...


The check date thingy foils me for weeks too! :)

May this year bring you more giggles of delight, unexpected joys, surprises, new friendships & miracles of every kind! God is good!!


Thinking of you as these milestone dates regarding your Mom come up....sending support and extra prayers your way.

dan and rachel said...

cute pic, tish! happy new year!

Lynn said...

Happy New Year! I didn't even make it to see the ball drop! I was sick and in bed, but my boys stayed up with their daddy.

Beverly said...

Happy New Year!

Jon and Em said...

hope you had a fun new year's! i still can't believe it's 2009! time is going by way too fast.

kari said...

thanks for the reminder about the checks! it gets me every year!! great post, cute you!

Jenna said...

That's a great picture. That's actually what I love most about pictures- looking at them and remembering what we (or I) didn't know then. Like looking at the first picture of Scot and I together and realizing that we had no idea that Sawyer and Chloe were in our future! :) I don't know why I love that, but I do, so I LOVE the picture of you before you knew the God of the universe! That gives me chills!

Tish, I'm praying for you as you continue to grieve for your mom. Sounds like Scott is a great support, but grief can be so suffocating sometimes regardless. I pray this is a new year full of JOY for you!