December 31, 2010

So long, 2010

"Life is just a little like a ball of yarn;
the closer to the end it gets, the faster it goes."

2010 has hurried past so quickly;
seemingly faster than any other year of my life thus far -
but isn't that how it always is?
Of course I know it really couldn't even possibly 
have been any shorter than any other year has ever been,
but it just was.

Yet when I step back, and survey all of it in its completion -
the proverbial mountains and valleys...
the mysterious way that though the ups and downs
don't seem to add up or make sense in the moment;
they've evened each other out by the time it's all through.

Looking back on twenty and a half years,
2010 may very well be my favorite one yet.
It has been anything but easy;
for many months of it - difficulty seemed to surround me completely.
But as I stand on the summit
and glance back on all that this year has held,
the exhaustion of the climb melts away -
and the beauty overwhelms me.

One word describes it -
What a glorious year 2010 has been.
Yes, it has been so very full of adventures,
and journeys to places I had not yet been;
and those moments are ones that the venturesome side of 
me are especially grateful for.
But, smiling, I realize that the Lord has so perfectly
led me in a parallel path at the same time -
a journey of continuing to grow in Him, that skillfully mirrors
the visible adventures of these past twelve months.
The same ups and downs,
but the same glorious view.

What an awesome God I serve!

Happy New Year everyone!


Tarissa said...

Kate ~ Just wanted to say that through this past year, your blog has been quite an inspiration to me.

May God abundantly bless you & your family in 2011. What an exciting time... Happy new year!!

Andrea said...

You have such a gift with words. I so appreciate how you "knit" them together to tell your stories.

God bless you and your family as you begin this new year!

Amanda said...

So beautifully put Kate...what an eventful year it has been....but how wonderful that His strength is made perfect in our weakness =)

Love you all!! Wish we could've been there playing ping pong too!!!!!!!