Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of Another Year

2009 is coming to a close. As with most years, there were good parts and bad parts. What's important is that we learn from our mistakes and strive to make ourselves better in the year ahead. It's important to own our attitudes and strive to make them better. It's important to look at missed opportunities and strive to take advantage of them in the year ahead. Many people make resolutions for the new year. I think resolutions often lead to disappointment; it may be more helpful to strive to grow into a better husband, father, person each day.

It's also important to remember all the good times. It's important to remember how God provided in the past year. It's important to see how God was present through everything. And it's important to remember that for the year ahead; no matter what comes your way, God will be there with you.

We often focus on our own reflections, but I haven't done much about it with my family before. I think it's a good opportunity to help our kids remember and learn. So, I'm going to go take a few minutes right now with my boys and reflect on the past year: starting Kindergarten, family trips, camping, outings, church events, friends from the neighborhood, etc.

Many blessings upon you and your family in 2010. May your find the rewards of parenting in the past year and strive to be an even more amazing parent in 2010.

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