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!


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 :)