Happy New year. This is my first post written in 2011. We had a quiet evening on December 31, and went to bed early because we were tired. We didn't have guests, and we didn't stay up late to shout, "Happy New Year." As a result, we didn't have a hard time getting up early on January first. On the first day of January, we set some business goals, set some personal goals, and ate leftovers. We started the new year off refreshed. We've let go of some traditions that have outlived their usefulness.
I have a list of the dreams I hope to see come true this year, and at the top of the list is better days for Kathryn and Qavah. I hope they will feel healthy and strong, and that Kathryn may even find another job that makes her feel like she is contributing to the world. I hope that our family continues to trust God in the disappointments in life, as well as for dreams that will come true. Most of all, I hope my family will grow to love God in practical ways, by looking for ways to be His hands and His heart to a needy world. I have the hope that this is going to be a year of joyful surprises for our family. I hope our family and friends feel the same; this is going to be a special year.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19