Most mornings that we were at Nana's, Mia slept in (I think due to the elevation and peacefulness). However, one morning she was up unusually early. At first I was really annoyed, but within minutes I was grateful.
The sunrise was spectacular!
I have always been in awe of the colors and power in the sunrise and sunset.
Somehow witnessing that beauty makes me feel closer to God.
On that morning I felt like the sunrise was a gift just for me. I am sure that there were others on their way to work or having a first cup of coffee that admired its beauty. But, since I was witnessing it on my own (except for the baby) I imagined it was mine. And what a gift it was!
2008 certainly had its challenges, tragedies and low points, but I choose to see and dwell on the light, the blessings. Those were beyond measure and when I look at my life I see beauty more spectacular than any sunrise.
As I embark on the dawn of a new year, I am optimistic, grateful, joyful, blessed, encouraged, excited, proud, loved and renewed.
I know that God will do amazing things in and through me this year. My greatest desire is that I will step out of the way and let Him. Jesus is the light in my life. I hope I will be a beautiful reflection of Him in 2009.