Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year Everyone!!! 2008 here we come!
So, it has been a while since I have posted. Sorry about that. It's been crazy in the Porter home. We are all moved into our new place, school is finishing up, we've been trying to hang out with friends, family, AND each other as much as possible. Here are some of my thoughts on 2007:
*This has been a year of growth for me. Both spiritually, emotionally, physically (a few pounds heavier!) and mentally. I feel like I've grown into my own a bit. I have more of handle on what it means to be a wife, find more meaningful friendships, control my emotions and not be crazy, and just in general be a little bit more disciplined as a person.
* I have also surprised myself at how hard I have been working. This year I consistently worked 2 jobs and still maintained living in all the other areas of my life :)
*This year I have realized that life is hard. Adam and I were talking with some friends recently and I discovered with them that I do really enjoy the 'hard' life. I love to be conflicted, think deep, wrestle with things, and just create more meaning in my own life by learning from my life experiences so far. I was always afraid of having difficulty in my life, and this year has really challenged me to overcome that and love the battle.
* I have struggled this year with being more lazy then I would like to be, not prioritizing like I should, procrastinating, being less compassionate and more harsh, talking too much sometimes, and not saying what I really think needs to be said in certain situations in fear that my opinions may be rejected.
*This year I have purposely pursued God many many many times for forgiveness and mercy. Praised God for my trials and struggles, needed Him more that I ever have before, wanted to know His character more to have a deeper friendship with Him, and let Him refine me so that I am able to live with myself everyday. I have seen a glimpse of what it means to KNOW Jesus more and have a clearer vision of the cross.
I am so thankful for 2007. It has truly been a precious time of self-discovery and transition. And my husband has been my strength and my comfort in every situation needed. I see his struggle to love me as Christ loved the church, and I appreciate his effort so much. I am thankful for the times he fails and succeeds at that HUGE responsibility from God. Each step makes us closer.
My next blog will be about my New Year Resolutions. Ah!


Amanda Cortney Bartine said...

I love how honest you are! I wish you and Adam the best in 2008! Happy anniversary too!

shannon said...

I deleted my myspace! TOO much of an addiction, and i was always getting my feelings hurt...gosh i am so sensitive! well anyways girly, we need to get together. I love your blog!