Hello, 2008!

I didn’t realize what an eventful year 2007 was until I tried to write a little Christmas update letter. It ended up sounding like some crazed version of a comic tragedy set to the 12 Days of Christmas tune. It was bad. I won’t bore you with the whole thing, but here are the highlights…

Toxic mold and multiple fraudulent contractors

More trips to the ER than a person should be able to count

In-laws moving in

Roller coaster ride of pregnancy, complete with enough hormones to power a nuclear generator

Brother’s return home from Afghanistan

Did I mention that my in-laws moved in?

New business venture

Did we count the trips to the ER? How about trips to the pediatric specialists and the labs? I think at least 1/3 of our salary went to medical bills (that’s tax deductible though, right?)

If I could set the year to music, the soundtrack would have to be Matt Redman’s Blessed Be Your Name:

...
Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering 
Though there's pain in the offering 
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out 
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

So, while 2007 brought its share of – shall we say – adventures, I’m looking forward to a slightly less eventful 2008.  The last year has brought with it a great deal of growth, and for that I’m thankful. But I think I’ve done a couple years’ worth of growth in a pretty short period of time. So maybe one year of uneventful, stagnant non-growth wouldn’t be such a bad thing…

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2 thoughts on “Hello, 2008!

  1. Medical bills are tax deductible?

    Oh, and as far as an uneventful 2008…you DO know you’re having a baby in that year, correct?

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