Friday, January 1, 2010

A Look Back...

I was thinking about 2009 and everything that has occured. I decided to take a look back at old blogs to see what I was doing/thinking through the year. Here's a little recap...

In January, Mike and I were full-fledged newlyweds. And enjoying every bit of it. We were trying to make a home in Merrillville and find our place while trying to learn more about each other. My Notes From a Newlywed explains most of my feelings at this time in our marriage.

In February I didn't have as much to say, but the searching that was happening in me, says enough. At this time Mike and I started attending Bethel Church in Crown Point. We weren't sure if it was the right place for us. But now, almost a year later, I'm confident that we made the right decision. We've been so blessed with our small group of fellow believers and newly married couples. They have really been great role models for us.

March brought many mixed emotions and memories as I was reminded of the losses of two great men in my life. Each year brings back more memories. Yes, I believe time does heal, but you certainly never forget.

In April I headed to Florida with the Marshall women to help take care of Mike's grandma. I learned much more about his family and grew much closer to my sister-in-law. It was a great time for us and I learned alot about the values that I hold so close to my heart.

In May, I was reminded of the blessings of family. Mike's parents came to help us move into our new apartment on a night that I was so stressed out and felt like there was no way I could get everything done by myself (Mike was working long hours at the time). They came without question and helped me pack up and move our belongings. My parents then came that same weekend to help me paint and organize. May was a great reminder to me of how to minister to others by giving of your time and efforts.

During the summer months, we dealt with a possible big decision when Mike's job might take him to Texas. During this time I was also struggling alot with not being able to find a job. Looking back, I think I battled a little depression and it was tough to keep my eyes on God knowing He had a plan for us. He came through though, and I'm beginning to enjoy my job.

During the last few months it's been a whirlwind of job training, Mike working a few more hours, and lots of work hours for me as well. We've made it through though and we're excited for what 2010 will bring for us!