It's a brand-new year. Which means it's been a year since I celebrated the dawn of 2012 and planned out my life and wrote down my lists and got ready to have the best year ever.
There's so much I could say about last year. It was incredible, it was tough, it was beautiful, it was the best year of my life. Everything about everything changed. Some of it was really really hard, and some of it was really really beautiful, and most of it was really really hard and really really beautiful.
I started out 2012 with the intention of making it awesome. It wasn't a smidgeon like I had planned, and was a hundred times more beautiful and amazing than I'd ever dreamed. I didn't make it awesome at all. Jesus, wildly in control of my life, made it absolutely amazing.
I know that 2013 is going to be incredible. Even if everything changes again, and stuff is hard and it hurts and nothing goes like I'd thought it would. I'm not writing my own story. Which makes the start of this year way scarier and way more exciting.
I'm bursting at the seams to tell you all about the crazy amazing stuff God's been doing in my life.
But for now--happy, happy new year.
photo taken by Peter on the glorious and brutal hike up Mt. St. Helens this year.