Thursday, January 1, 2009

last and first

We had a great time last night closing out 2008. A family time of playing the wii, eating take out, watching Kit Kitteredge and then welcoming 2009. While watching the movie, I finished my last project of 2008 - the Rose Hill Hat by Erin Harris. It was a fun knit.

This is my attempt at a self portrait photo...hmmm.
I can see why Leslie made so many of them. I used my leftover Ella Rae yarn to make mine. The pattern was easy to follow and worked up very quickly. Thanks Erin!

Our little guy didn't quite make it till midnight, so we tucked him in bed early and waited by the fire with the girls for 2008 to end. They wanted to see the ball drop. (not quite the excitement they thought it would be...Kenzie just said, "hmmm, that's it?")

last night around midnight So here I am this morning, and everyone else is still asleep. A brand new year! A new page in a new book. Don't you love writing in a new notebook, getting a fresh start? I am excited about this year!

the first sunrise of 2009I am excited to start a new chapter in my life. In the lives of John and myself and our family. I don’t know what lies ahead this year…I never do. Maybe if I did, I wouldn’t want to go there or I'd be in such a hurry I'd miss the little things along the way. But I do know the One who holds this year in His hands. I know the One who goes ahead of me and directs me into this New Year. I know Him so much better than I ever did and my goal is to continue to know Him and rely on Him and follow Him. Deuteronomy 11:11-12 says, “ The land you are…to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.” The Lord is to be the Source of my supply. In Him are springs, fountains, and streams that will never be cut off or run dry. To those who are anxious comes the gracious promise of our heavenly Father; If He is the source of our mercies, mercy will never fail us. No heat or drought can dry the “river whose streams make glad the city of God.” (Ps. 46:4) So I head into 2009 with so much anticipation, knowing that as I knit my way through the year one stitch at a time He is my source. Happy New Year to all of you; I wish you the blessings of creativity, peace and anticipation as you journey into 2009! Wonder what my first project will be?


stitching under oaks said...
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mark said...

amen to that. we can go confidently into the new year because we know who holds it. i love that you said it that way. happy new year to all the quicks. we look forward to our next visit together.