Just before or after my birthday I like to reflect on the year that has just passed. If I were to sum up the last year I would definitely say it’s been a good year – a year of Gods goodness and seeing God’s victory in our lives.
A year ago the lion was not sleeping which meant we were also not sleeping. It had gotten to the point where our pediatrician had offered to give us a sedative to break any bad sleeping habits. The lion had water behind his ear, which we treated first and it helped BUT fast forward a year and he’s now sleeping through the night most nights and putting himself to sleep at least 5 out of 7 nights.
A year ago I had also just been discharged from hospital after a D&C. One of my close friends said to me; “next year this time you will be pregnant.” Fast forward a year and I am pregnant with our baby tiger.
These are two of the biggest things that stick out from the past year, but there are tons of small things that are different. There are also tons of areas where we have seen Gods goodness. David’s and my marriage is stronger, we’ve been discussing how we can be more missional as a couple and what that may look like while living in a pandemic. Our baby lion has grown and developed so much in the past 6 months, and I’ve finally leaned to say no to things, there are still moments when I struggle with this, but it’s definitely a journey I’ve been on with God.
A year ago at home group one of the ladies spoke psalm 20:5 over me, “We will shout for joy when you are victorious and we will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.” A year ago as a family we chose joy and we chose to keep seeking Gods goodness in the journey we had ahead of us but I can definitely say that I am rejoicing a year late. I am raising a banner in total awe and in worship of how good God has been in the last year as we have experienced His faithfulness and victory in our lives.