Thursday, December 31, 2009

Casey Kasem's Top 40 Countdown



2009:

7 straight days of sex
2 children who are officially "attaching" and healing
1 big major move and purchase of a holy-crap-we-own-an-RV-park
1 wonderful town full of friends we miss greatly
5 adjusting children
2 parttime jobs for my husband
2 trailers lived in by seven people for
4 months
1 Willie
0 faucets that did not leak in our mobile home
2 dozen fresh eggs we collect from our neighbor's chickens each week
1 giant pickle jar full of raw cow's milk each week (from neighbor we've still yet to meet)
1 raccoon from cage to stew
7 week-old dreadlocks
6 moments (times infinity) I have thought, "What the hoochie-hey-diddle are we doing?"

This year's long distance dedication goes to all of the other people on the planet who, long before us, stepped out of everything comfortable and normal and safe to do exactly what you were made to do. It's crazy scary, and even harder to do when those around you raise eyebrows. Yet, now that we're on the other side of "You're doing WHAT?"

Wow.

Just ... wow.

Nighty-night, 2009.



6 comments:

Sheri said...

I left you an award, you amazing woman! :)

http://sherific.blogspot.com/2009/12/award.html

Lisa said...

Oooo baby. We've come a long way!

:)De said...

Happy New Year to you all. Wishing you happiness and Peace,

:)De

Brenda said...

I firmly believe stepping out in faith means we'll

1) have to actually show the faith which means going through tough stuff

2)results in Satan saying "Oh no you didn't" and working to take us down.

Still worth it.

sandwichinwi said...

Happy New Year! (and, while all your kids look a little weird in that photo, Mac looks truly possessed! LOL)

Blessings,
Sandwich

Givans Family said...

I don't know if anyone else needed to hear that, but it just so happens at THIS time in my life, I needed the encouragement of what the other side of "you're doing WHAT" looks and feels like! Thank you for the encouragement! Love you guys!