Daniel and I had a blast last night for New Year's Eve. We didn't have any plans. I was thinking it might be a dull New Year's Eve...just being honest. But it turned out to be so.much.fun! We both had a little Christmas money to spend and so that afternoon we headed out to the mall. Neither one of us was able to find exactly what we were looking for so we headed to Target and made some little purchases. :) Gotta love Target- we got a puzzle, a sock drawer organizer, and Christmas lights on clearance. Then we went to eat at Outback- we actually put our name on the list then went to Starbucks and had coffee...then came back and continued to wait for a grand total of about 1 hour and 1/2- boy was I glad we went and got coffee. The whole time waiting though we had great conversation about what this past year had in store versus what we anticipated it having in store and how we are grateful for the let downs. We both had such high hopes for 2008 and we've both received tremendous let downs, but we are in such a good place. Daniel released his first album as a signed recording artist- and it didn't make the waves we thought it would. I desired to be a mom and I still have a longing unfulfilled. But we are better because of these things. If we had received the desired blessing we would simply keep on trucking, but because of our denied longings we have been stopped in our tracks and are falling on our faces before God. We've come to understand that what He has in store for us is not always going to be fun or easy, but will always be best. We have no idea what 2009 will bring, but we are boldly proclaiming that it is God's year to have His way in our lives.
We had a great dinner (paid for by a wonderful gift card-even better!) and then came home to watch the ball drop. We prayed in the New Year and the best way I can put it is that we are completely content, but anxiously awaiting all that God has in store for us.