Remember the former thing, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is not other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.
Isaiah 46:9-10 NIV
Mommyville has had an eventful year. I am overwhelmed with parenthood. I am a bit lost at year end, behind in everything and feeling very much frazzled. My hopes and dreams for 2010 are getting pushed back further and further behind simple priorities like keeping the kids fed and the house cleaned and doing laundry.I pray that I keep the Lord high on the list this winter as I need Him now more than ever. I overheard a stranger the other day, talking about her chemotherapy - she was commenting on the effects of the medicine (poison)on her toenails and her skin. For just a fleeting moment I could feel the bruised toes and the numbness in my fingers, taste the metal in my mouth. It was a memory I had forgotten, something I should feel blessed to forget. Today I am thankful for my lungs and the breath that fills them; for the simple, yet miraculous, thump thumping of my beating heart. I am alive. I am loved. I am a child of God. I am not worthy.
Goodbye 2009. May 2010 be full of many more miraculous blessings.