It just dawned on me as I was brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed.
Wasn't it just a few moths ago that Hubs and I were sitting on the floor of the office pulling together information to apply for residency? I know we just moved here a few weeks ago and are just getting used to city life and new routines, right? Surely I haven't been here long enough to have worked at a job for over a year and then changed jobs; or long enough for my closest friend to have had a baby and halfway to having another.
But, sure enough, it is the year that was at one time a distant dream. Here we are at another crossroads of our life with another set of big changes on the horizon. Before we knew it, we made a history in this place. Without even noticing it, we got used to our favorite shopping areas, driving to places without the gps and getting so used to normal life here that I didn't even comprehend that this highly anticipated year had arrived.
So, what changes now that I realize 2013 is here? Not much. I keep working hard. I support Hubs more. I pray more often. And I love and cherish our friends deeper. Because, right now I don't know what happens when 2013 is over and I know how fast this year will go by.
Friday, February 1, 2013
"As the conviction of our lost and undone condition deepens, as sin's 'exceeding sinfulness' unveils, as the purity and extent of God's Law opens, as the utter helplessness and impotence of self is forced upon the mind, the glory, the worth, the suitableness, and the preciousness of Jesus will, through the teaching of the Spirit, present itself vividly to the mind and heart, as constituting the one and only foundation and hope of the soul!"
"The Preciousness of Christ"