Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Sunday, December 1, 2013

What Can Happen in a Year?




I couldn't have ever imagined our year would have been so fully packed.  How could I have ever imagined what all would be in store for 2013?  Thank you, God, for not allowing me to see the road ahead.

Look at my header.  Somehow I picked pictures that would walk me through a year in which I had no idea of the fullness that awaited me.

November 2012 - Announcements of two of our children's engagements
                             Announcement of the process of adoption to begin for my first Grandbaby

November 2013 - Both adult children were married - March 3, 2013
                                                                                  September 1, 2013
                             Joshua was brought into the family - March 2013
                             Pregnancies were announced for daughter-in-law and daughter - March 2013
                             Both grandsons were born 2 days apart - November 16th and 18th, 2013!


We added five family members in one year.  We supernaturally survived seven months of unemployment.  We attended the weddings of both of our children, one in Italy.  I saw my grandsons at birth or minutes later.  I had my heart won over by a little guy who will always be my first grandchild...Joshua.


My blog header shows shoes and a road where you can't see the ending.  I am walking in many new shoes and still not clear where I am headed.  If 2013 has taught me anything, it has taught me that sometimes life just holds more than we could ever imagine.  My God is a faithful God who knows when holding back information is one the greatest love gifts He can give His daughter.  I end the Thanksgiving season with an overflowing heart.  I enter the Christmas season with a humble heart, gratefully kneeling before the King of Kings.
                     

22 Joining in with more words:

Lea said...

Oh, what a precious post Jeanette. Yes, God reveals in His own time but it is sometimes really hard to wait. I am so excited for your 2013 and pray that 2014 hold many, many more of His wonderful blessings for you.

Vee said...

You have had yourself a year! Quite amazingly wonderful one, too, and you are looking terrific!

Christine said...

It's been so much fun reading all about your year. Your love and focus on God, family and others just shines through!
You are blessed and I am so happy for you!


(So when is your movie coming out?)

Lisa said...

What an amazing year for you! You will have such a ball watching those cousins grow up together! I know your family had a marvelous Thanksgiving filled with much love and an armful a sweet babies.;)

Dawn said...

What a wonderful post and reminder of all that we are blessed with. It sounds like a banner year for you.
Blessings, Dawn

Debbie Petras said...

Oh I love this post Janette! I am with you on thanking God for not revealing all that happens in advance. There are times when I might have run away. :) But we learn to trust Him each step of the way, even though we don't see clearly. He does and that's good enough and ...best.

Much love to you,
Debbie

Debbie said...

So happy for you Janette... I just know you are going to be such a wonderful grandma! And couldn't agree more. So much of the time if we could see what was around the corner, we'd never go down the road, lol. You look fantastic lady btw! Enjoy these times. HUGS

Farm Girl said...

Amen and I am so glad I have had a front row seat. God has been so good and faithful. You are so blessed. Have a lovely time loving babies.

Sandy said...

It warms my heart to read this post, Janette. Yes, you have had a wonderful year in so many ways and have grown in Him, I am sure, immensely. I hear your overflowing heart and I join in with you in thanking the Lord for all these blessings, especially those precious grandchildren.
Love~

Sharon said...

I have so enjoyed accompanying you on your very jam-packed journey this year! So much happened! So many blessings. Janette, your life speaks to me of the faithfulness of God - and your heart words always bring me so much encouragement. Thank you for that.

Do we dare wonder what's in store for 2104?! :-)

GOD BLESS!

Rebecca said...

Thankful & humble. What a great combination, Janette! I've so enjoyed being along "for the ride" :)

Maryann said...

What a year you have had, aren't you thankful we can't see the road ahead? I know I couldn't handle it. I know you are going to be a wonderful grandmas, I am so excited for you

Holly Williams Urbach said...

What a wonderful year for the Wright Family! Blessings to all of you!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Rejoicing with you, Janette.

Fondly,
Glenda

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Thank you for sharing your year with us, Janette. Your devotion to your family and God are an inspiration to all of us. May he continue to bless you abundantly through this holiday season and the years to come.

podso said...

Love what you have written. It's so biblical to sit and look back over a year to see what God has done, and ""He has done it all." It is amazing at all that transpired! I hope you journal! :-) But at least photos are reminders.

Debbie said...

If someone were to ask me who in my life had the most amazing story this year, it would be you.

It's worthy of Hebrews 11.
By faith, Janette...

I have been the one blessed as I watched the most incredible journey unfold for you. Did you know that I use your story to my flesh and blood friends here in Georgia? When you think about the fact that people who have never met you know it, that's pretty amazing.

By rocking your world, God has rocked mine and so many others. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "ripple effect."

Sally said...

You have had a very full year. God is so good! I've been sewing like it was a money maker. Today I am watching UT and Baylor and hoping the Longhorns can pull out a victory. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with the new loves in your life. Merry Christmas!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Janette, I have stood in awe and watched your story unfold this past year. I've applauded God's provision, grace, and humor. I've admired your honesty, perseverance, and attitude in the face of very difficult circumstances – and your sometimes giddy, lighthearted JOY over these past few months as your story continued to unfold in precious and unexpected ways. How blessed you are by your obedience and trust when you couldn't see the path ahead... and how blessed and encouraged I am to have watched from afar.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...
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Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What an exciting year you have had! How excited!

Enjoy every minute of Christmas with your growing family!!

Kim

BARBIE said...

You have been tremendously blessed. Oh God has been good to you!

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