I cannot believe that it is already 2009! 2008 was a great year. It was a year of traveling and learning more about myself. I LOVE to travel. Seriously, Russ jokes that no matter where someone is going ....even if it is an awful place, I want to go. But, I had never been able to travel outside of the United States. I began to open myself up and trust that God wants to give us the desires of our hearts. So, this year I was able to travel to Africa (Ghana) in April and Asia (China) in October. Russ and I also went to California in September. What a gift to be able to see how God is working in all of these places. Russ and I are praying about going back to one of these places this summer. Seeing the people, the places, really opened my heart and eyes to the people of this world.
I also celebrated the one year anniversary of giving up teaching and working at the girl's home. Switching from teaching into this field was a difficult transition. It was one of the first times that I stepped out in faith, scared as can be, but completely trusting that God had a new job for me and that teaching was not it. He has blessed my life so much by working with the girls.
2008 was a year of many firsts and I look forward to 2009!!!!! Happy New Year! ap
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20