A New Year

Finally I can say Happy New Year!

January 1st began with doughnuts and shopping but quickly became just a yucky, bad day. When I went to bed I decided to try the Groundhog Day approach to the next day. I would just try again.
So, January 2nd came and I locked my keys in the van while out of town and had to have AAA unlock my van. I had a horrible headache and still had to grocery shop. And not just a normal trip, but a big trip to the grocery store. The little boy behind me in line said, “that’s A LOT of money” twice when the clerk gave me my total. It was that kind of trip. So I once again decided to try the Groundhog Day approach.
And today was good. No need to call AAA, no headache, just a lazy New Years Day. Finally! I thought about a do over when the boys and Stephen played Monopoly all afternoon. All. Afternoon. But I chose joy and joy prevailed!
I didn’t make any resolutions this year. I know myself, and know that I wouldn’t keep any of them. There are things I would like to do better, eat, exercise, talk about Jesus. And I will try!
I pray this is a year full of Gods blessings. We’ve had a couple of rough years, with struggles of many kinds and I pray that this year we will see answers to our questions and results of our work. I know there are so many that are sad, grieving, and living new lives that they never could have imagined. I don’t want to seem like my struggles are anything like theirs. But when I think about my year, our life, these are the things I would like to see.
I am so very thankful for God’s provision in our lives. As I look over the last two years, i’m amazed at how the Lord has carried us through so easily. I don’t want to ever take it for granted. He has been so good, faithful, and true in our lives. 
Happy New Year to you. I pray you have a year that is full of evidences of Gods love and provision in your life. 
Love ya’ll!

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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