Friday, December 31, 2010

A long time

Hello everyone. It's been a very long time since I posted last. It's also been a very long year. Here are ten things that have happened to this family in 2010...

1) I ran a Marathon
2) David was gone 235 days this year
3) David became a member of 160th SOAR, he is now a Nigh Stalker
4) Molly turned one, Started walking and keeps me VERY busy
5) Abe learned to ride a 2 wheeled bike with perfection
6) Dallin learned to tie his shoes
7) Our family moved to Lacey Washington
8) We bought a beautiful house in the perfect neighborhood
9) Our family took a vacation to the Oregon Coast
10) I earned a massive stress fracture in my right hip

Such a bitter sweet year. It really was a hard year for me. I tried to handle this year with grace and beauty, but I failed. I am so grateful to finally be settled in our home in Lacey. The kids love it, I love it and David will only deploy for a maximum of three months. So this year has ended well... for the most part. David had to deploy during the holidays.

A lot has happened this year. I have deleted several posts at this point. I just can't seem to do justice to my feelings or experiences. So a summery will have to do.

I know that God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are three separate beings. I have a different relationship with all three of them. I know that I lived in Heaven before I came to this earth. I know when this life is over I will return to live with my Father in Heaven. I know families are eternal. I know that David is not perfect, but that he is the most perfect man for me. I know that Christ suffered and atoned not only for my sins, but that he also felt my deepest sorrows. I am unworthy and eternally grateful for my friends. I know God knows me better then I know myself and good or bad... I grow from the trials he throws my direction.

I'll try to be better about posting. Love you all! Happy New year!

3 comments:

Roma said...

It is great to have you posting again! You are a brave, courageous beautiful daughter and I love you!

Jen said...

so i just happened to click over from dori's blog- and found this! i love this post, jodi. and where in the world did you find time to train with 3 kids and dave gone??? impressive. i agree with the above comment. i think you're awesome. i thought about you a lot while shane was gone- i'm glad there are women like you in the world that i can look to as examples.

amy said...

Jodi I'm glad you are blogging again. You always do such a good job! I hope we can see you and your family this summer.
Love ya,
Amy (your sister-in-law)
there are lots of Amys :)