Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hopeful Sunday

I guess I'd better start the year off on the right foot and get back to my Thankful Sunday Posts. I'm not so much of a resolution maker. I know I would never keep them. The first of the year never really prompted me to make goals or decide to quit or start a new routine. Instead the beginning of a New Year gives me Hope. Hope that God sees fit to let us go on a little longer. That His patience and mercy are still abundant. And for this I am truly thankful. So a little twist to my thankfuls, today they are my hopefuls.

As I begin this New Year I am hopeful that our finances will get better. That we can live without that constant worry.

I am hopeful that I will become a more patient mother. A more understanding wife, a more concerned daughter and a more attentive friend.

I am hopeful that I will learn to give it all to God. I cannot control everything nor do I have to.

I am hopeful that I will make more time for my own quiet time with Jesus. I miss out talks.

I am hopeful that our plans for adoption will stay alive. Whichever way God leads us. Whether it be our own adoption or educating others, we are ready and willing to follow God's lead.

And I am hopeful that through my blog and my prayers and all of your blogs we will be able to reach out to others this year and help them to embrace the gift God has given them. The gift of a very special child.

Have a very hopeful Sunday and New Year!!!!


Heather said...

"Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier." ~Author Unknown

A common thread I have seen in SO many New Years posts has been hope.It is truly amazing that during some of the darkest times of some peoples lives.... they still choose hope.

Love to you my friend... never give up that hope.Ever.

Beverly said...

happy New Year! hope is wonderful!

scrappy quilter said...

I love this thankful Sunday. Hope...such a promising word isn't it. Without it our lives would sure be a mess.

I'm right along side of you hoping your adoption plans will go through. Hugs

To Love Endlessly said...

what a wonderful post. I hope that I make more time for Jesus time too. I know I struggle with that.

Tina said...

I have been missing for so long, just catching up on all your earlier posts, and looking at all the lovely pictures you have posted, gosh feel I have really missed on so much. I love what you said on your New Year wish as well as this hopeful list, just beautiful. I love this photo of Emmie, she seems to have grown since the last time I checked. I really hope and pray that 2010 is a happy year for you and your family.

Kele said...

This pic of Em is so angelic!

Kelly said...

Sigh........what a great way to start off the new year!