There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
It is Thursday morning December 31st, 2015 and I am sitting at my desk sipping on some Earl Gray tea while reflecting back upon the past year. One benefit of taking as many pictures as I do and keeping them well organized is that with a few clicks of a mouse I can easily look back over the past year and see the things that were deemed photo worthy. I also keep a written calendar/planer on my desk that helps me keep track of the less photo worthy events. Between these records I can look back over the year and be reminded of just how many lives Tammy & I have been blessed to be a part of this year.
Holidays with friends & family
Birthdays with friends & family
Saturday morning coffee & conversation with a close friend
Day trips to 30A with Tammy
Trips to the beach with family
Weekends Away with Tammy
Weddings for friends and friends of family
Butterflies, lots of butterflies, with Tammy
Gardening with Tammy
Medical/health issues and challenges for friends & family
Saturday morning coffee with my parents
Bike rides after work with Tammy
Rec sports (t-ball and soccer) with the nieces and nephews
Breakfast dinner with family
Piano recitals by the nieces & nephews
Sunday brunch with friends & family
Staff & Shepherd involvement with First City Church with Tammy
Work trips to Ft Worth, Orlando & Crystal City with coworkers
Home Improvements both minor and major with Tammy
Graduations, both high school and grad school friends & family
As I look back on the list above, the photos I have taken, and the monthly calendar I have kept a few distinctive themes emerge. My wife, my family, my friends, my church family, my God.
I am blessed beyond measure!
And while God was not specifically mentioned in any of the items above His presence is in each of them and I count it a blessing to have been able to share life with so many during 2015.
Grace & Peace to All