I missed posting Tuesday, but I have learned that I don’t have to “do” everything. This is the time of year when we write the Christmas letter and consider all that’s happened in our lives. This morning I read a great piece by Brandilyn Collins in her Forensics & Faith newsletter on what she learned in 2009. I couldn’t help considering what 2009 meant for me and my family.
Some things never change- God is still good. Grace is still superabundant. My husband still loves me
more than I understand. My children are still a precious, sweet gift and blessing. God’s word still has the answers. My friends are still treasures.
Some things, however, do change or grow or are added to our life experiences-
God is working in amazing ways in the lives of my children. Seeing their faith grow and become more real to them is an amazing thing to watch.
The words I write can reach the heart of another person. That gives me chills. What a humbling privilege.
I have more in common with my son than I knew. And parenting is a difficult mix of helping and not helping… and knowing which to do.
I am not a bad shot. I’m not great yet, but I’m not bad.
I do have enough self-discipline to run. Unless it’s cold.
I am a techie-nerd. I knew that before, but I have even more evidence now that I have a website, and a newsletter and Facebook and Twitter, etc.
Writing is fun. Editing is hard. Failure is worse. Quitting is impossible.
I can live without my computer (as long as its preplanned 😉 and there is a beach involved).
I get frustrated more easily than I like to acknowledge.
I’m less patient than I previously believed. However, I can still outwait my kids.
Some answers I can’t handle yet.
People in publishing are refreshingly approachable.
There is more good information out there than I can possibly absorb.
Sometimes you just have to call it a day.
I’m not the only one who thinks my characters are real. 😉
Heroes are not always who you think they are.
What about you? What have you learned, experienced or changed?