Sliding into bed early this morning, I read this blog post. I so love her view on ringing in the New Year. Her tradition may now become mine---if I may steal it. She shared that whatever you're doing at the stroke of midnight on the Eve of the New Year, you'll be doing during your next year. If I believe that, then I'll be surrounded by close friends, laughing, smooching my hubs, welcoming little ones into our homes, enjoying the warmth of a friend's embrace, celebrating in a comfortable home, and feasting on delicious food.
That sounds like a year that I can sink into. A year that I can welcome with hope and faith.
As we drove home last night, I said that I couldn't believe that we were entering into yet another year of being in the wait process. In years before our adoption, I am not sure that I closed one year to enter another with such great anticipation as I have the last two. In this wait, things seem to be measured in time. And while I can't wait for time to speed up and days, months, and years to zip along and we hold our love in our arms, I don't want to miss the message that God is trying to teach me, the moments that are filled with love, the opportunities to serve, the privelege to be filled, and the beauty of seeing Him work in our life and the lives of others. I don't want to miss a thing. If it were up to me, I'd have my baby on my hip yesterday. But it is not up to me. And thankfully so. So, I'll rest in the fact that our love will be home in His timing. Not a minute sooner or later.
I slept in late today. Oh the joys of being able to relax. Then the Hubs and I spent the morning of the first day of 2013 cleaning our home. Starting new. I'm ready to start weaving 2012 with 2013--to continue to see the beauty of what He is doing. Loving the times in 2012 and embracing what is to come.
In the days to come, I'll be coming up with a list of things I want to accomplish this year. I'll share with you soon. I feel 2013 has some big things to unfold. For all of them, I pray I cling to Him in the 364 days to come.