Whoa…where did 2012 go? It seems like yesterday I was getting fitted for my second round in a boot and writing about my explorations with paleo eating and adding all sorts of supplements because of an array of health nonsense. Now here we are on December 30th and I’m not sure what I accomplished this year. This year has flown by and I’m more than ready to start fresh with a new year.
I am in a place right now where I don’t a lot of things “for sure”. I know that we are blessed beyond imagination. I know that I have joined a new sort of community this year via social media. I have found this amazing group of women who hashtag their way into amazing influence in health, fitness, humor, and faith. I am so grateful for them even though most of us have never met face to face.
Dear BF and I were joking that we are proudly admitting to be “resolutioners” in the gym come Tuesday. We have 5 Ironmans and 15 marathons between us and we are currently pudgy, sluggish, and in need of better fitting pants. So off we will go to the “gym-let” to start burning the fat. We’ve decided it is a bit more economical to save our skinny pants and lose some lbs before we attempt shopping. Hopefully my students won’t notice that I only have 4 pairs of pants.
I am thankful for the people in my daily life and work who bring me inspiration. If there is one thing I CAN say I have done this year, it is renewed my commitment to studying the Word. I really appreciate the SheReadsTruth community for getting me started on this path and the Episcopal Digital Network, for taking over when I needed more meat in my study. This was a year I needed to be reminded that “when I am weak, I am very strong.”
We have no idea where we will be in the next year or what we will be doing. We are excited about possibilities and humbled by the waiting process. I am hoping to use this time of waiting as the chance to stay present. To serve where I am, to bring glory while I’m waiting. Our kick-a** priest (yup, she is) wrote an amazing prayer for our Prayers of the People last weekend and I haven’t asked her but I’m going to share it anyway as it completely and totally fits my hope for 2013.
“Almighty and gracious God, like your children from generation to generation, we trust that you hear our prayers. Help us grow in trusting that your response to our prayers is right and good, even when it looks differently than we expected. As we pray, give us discerning hearts to know when to partner with you quickly and when to wait and listen patiently. With faithful hearts in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen” Rev. Sarah Lapenta-H, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood
May the New Year bring you and your family health, peace, and delight beyond measure.