So, tomorrow will be 2010. So it is time for us to reflect on the past year and be thinking about our New Year Resolutions. Today for me is also my birthday, 37 years old. (I feel like I can say how old I am, because I doubt many folks actually read these things). :) So as I reflect on 2009, I also reflect on my past year of life. So, what does my next year have in store for me? Well, really God only knows. :)
Reflections of this past year - With my family, I've had the privilege of watching my children grow from babies to toddlers. Jeanie started preschool and Johnny is my wild little boy. My husband and I have bought land and have began the process of building a house. And what an adventure that will be in 2010!! Professionally, I've watched the School of Education grow leaps and bounds. We now have over 6,000 students that we educate from SOE and it was just a few years ago where it was closer to 2,000. So much is happening so fast at Liberty and it is an awesome place to be. But a great time for me in my life.
Looking forward to next year - I read once that we start making change in our life by saying "I'll start on Monday" or
"I'll start in the new year", then we are doomed to fail. Like when we say we are going to start a diet after the holidays and feasts are over. When we do this, we don't recognize that change is a good thing and not a bad thing. That is something we should thrive to do everyday, while recognizing their are times for celebration and times for discipline, etc. So I read that sometime this year and now I actually feel guilty about making New Year Resolutions that I know I won't keep. :) So, I guess I will say my resolution is to just thrive to be a better mother, wife, friend, teacher and administrator every day. And then just recognizing I have His grace helping me through all my failures and short comings. In the School of Education, we have our nationally accrediting body (NCATE) coming to our school in February. So we have that to prepare for and prayerfully - celebrate. I pray God just continues to bless SOE and that He guides us towards being the best that we can be.
And for each of you - a blessed and Happy New Year. If you have had me for a teacher, I've probably ended my class with one of my favorite verses... so to all of you in 2009 -
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face shine on you, and be
gracious to you:
May the Lord lift up his countenance on you, and give you peace.