Well, here it is, my first official post…… I decided that 2016 is a great year to start sharing my life with others out there. Don’t get me wrong, this blog will contain lots of interesting posts and projects, but it will also tell the ever-evolving story of my life. I am honored and humbled that you are taking the time to stop by and read this collection of simple words and punctuations that comes together as my blog. I hope you continue to join me on this journey.
So, you may ask, “Kellie G, what made you decide to start this blog? “ Well, there are a few reasons, but two major reasons why. One reason is just simply to have a creative outlet, but the biggest reason is because of 2015. I’m guessing that you also wonder why 2015 is a reason. Well, 2015 was one of the hardest and the most life-changing years of my existence. It was a year of uncertainty and loss. So many worries and changes. Challenges with my own health, worrying about my blood family members and in-laws who were also facing health challenges, being told that I would never conceive, changes with my job and being involved in an automobile accident that God miraculously spared all who were in the vehicle.
By mid-December, I was beyond ready to start a new year. I was ready to drop 2015 like a bad habit. 2016 has to be better, right? I am trusting God that 2016 will be a great year. To be honest….. I’m not expecting an easy year. 2016 will have it’s own challenges, but I do believe it will be a year of refreshing and restoration. I am claiming Jeremiah 29:11 over this year… Just in case you’re not familiar with it:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Back at the end of the summer there was a time when I felt like I had no hope and no future (more on this later). Now, with God’s help, I know that I do have hope and a future. I also like what verse 13 in the same chapter says:
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
In 2016 I am seeking Him with all of my heart and everything else will fall in to place.
Thank you again for stopping by. Hang in there with me, this blog is a work in progress!