Friday, December 30, 2011

2011: Never Once

I can NOT believe 2011 is over. What a year it was!

This time last year, I was beyond ready for 2010 to end. We started 2011 with the hope of a job offer and a big life change for us. It was around New Year's last year when we told our families that we were moving to Texas. We gave our notice at our jobs and buckled up for an adventure.

This time last year, I was scared to death. Scared that Matt would never be happy again. Scared to be by myself (and halfway across the country from my husband!) for nearly three months. Scared to move somewhere new and start all over again. Scared I would never be able to find the grocery store in a new city.

I've been doing a lot of reflecting over the past few days and have struggled to put into words exactly how I felt about 2011. There have been some really big struggles. There have been really happy times and really sad times. Overall, there has just been a lot of change for us. In a way, it has made me a little unsettled about facing a brand new year. What kind of change will we face this year? What ups and downs? What struggles?

As anyone who knows me very well knows, I struggle with putting my thoughts into words sometimes. (And yet there are  several of you out there who faithfully read my ramblings! Not sure if I should say "Thanks" or "I'm sorry"!) I've  sat down to write this several times this week and just couldn't decide which direction to go with my year-end thoughts. I've been far too jumbled.

Tonight in church we sang this song and I completely fell apart. It's like it took all my jumbled thoughts, organized them, then summarized my year perfectly. We had our ups and downs, but through it all, God was faithful!

So as I head into 2012, I know that no matter what may come (good or bad) God is faithful!

Happy New Year, friends!


  1. Thanks for sharing, Sandi! Like you, I was totally overwhelmed by the faithfulness of God! Loved being able to worship with you at your church!

  2. You'd think having a baby would have made 2011 my favorite year, but it was too much hard, intense, roller coaster change for me. Definitely understanding where you're at once you look back. But, I'd really enjoy a more peaceful 2012.