I cannot believe that 10 years ago were were ushering in 2000. My mom was freaking out and wanting us to stay home for NYE – what with the whole world coming to an end once 2000 hit!
Ten years ago I had come home from Philadelphia University to start a lonely semester at Mansfield University.
Five years ago Jared and I were newlyweds and ushered in 2005 together – again – I have no idea where we were or what we did that night.
Tonight we will go to Amy & Jim’s for a bit and then to help out with the overnighter at the church for a few hours and end the night – ringing in the New Year at Matt & Johna’s. And I am sure that in 10 years – I will have forgotten those details too!
Tomorrow marks a new year – a new start!
I wrote earlier this year about our blessings – there are times that I cannot see any from the past year – but I know better.
THANK YOU – you know who are – for believing in me this past year. For praying for us this past year. For listening to my fears – my doubts – my musings.
barden photography has bloomed into something that I never thought possible. I asked God to bless my photography. I asked for 24 weddings. I had 24 weddings. I didn’t even think to ask God for family sessions – seniors – babies – kiddos – engagements. He blessed me beyond my wildest dreams.
THANK YOU to those out there that trusted me with their memories – it means more than I could ever express to you!
THANK YOU to those in my family that supported me – cheered for me – prayed for me – encouraged me – booked a session with me!
THANK YOU to those friends that pushed me – encouraged me – trusted me – believed in me – booked a session with me!
THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU
I cannot imagine 2010 being more bountiful than 2009 for barden photography – but I am trusting that it will be. Knowing that God answered my prayers above and beyond what I asked. Knowing that He will do it again – above and beyond.
I am praying that God answers our prayer for a child – a sweet, healthy, happy child in 2010. I am praying that if that prayer isn’t answered that I will see the blessings in it – that I will understand that God is in control – that the desire for a child will subside if that is not what God has for us – one of the hardest prayers I have ever had to pray.
I am praying that 2010 brings joy – for us and for you!