This year was crazy and beautiful. It was filled with wild uncertainty, insurmountable peace, and an overwhelming sense of God's hand on our lives. We moved to a new city, got new jobs, bought a new car, were welcomed into a new church family, found a place to call home, crossed off a few firsts, and received the best news ever! It feels like a whirlwind and it's hard to think that it all happened in just one year.
I look back on what I was feeling this time last year, and I can't help but laugh. I won't lie, it felt bleak. I was riddled with confusion and fear, but I clung dearly to the promises of the Lord. Today I see how those promises have been fulfilled and I am just amazed at how gloriously faithful my Abba is.
I love looking back on difficult seasons, once I'm through the other side, and pinpointing the moments God's hand was at work; like a game of connect the dots. They brilliantly create a masterpiece; one that I was completely blind to in the moment. All to say, that even now, I believe there are dots that I'm missing. I'm thankful that His ways are far beyond my own, and I can trust and lean on them - even when I can't see them myself.
I loved 2017, and I just really can't wait to see what 2018 will hold for us and our growing family.
These are some of our family photos we took this year. Photos taken by Kalli Photography.