Happy New Year 2012

2012 already seems filled with adventure.

On New Years Eve I was chatting to a father of a two year old with his pregnant wife. When discussions of 2012 arose he looked me straight in the eye and said, “I’m just looking forward to 2015!”

New Years bring many different emotions. Some people are quite happy to say good riddance to the year gone by. Some people celebrate what has been and feel wary about what is ahead.

While 2011 had its ups and downs for me, I feel very blessed for what it helped me to become.

And 2012 already seems filled with adventure. I only have six more weeks of full time work before my husband and I celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary with a much-awaited holiday.

Upon our return we are going to open up our house for more foster children. I am excited and petrified all at the same time about this new season of our lives, but we really feel that it’s the right way for us at this time.

Having had Joy join our family five years ago as a teenager, we’re now looking at fostering younger children. So, if anyone has any parenting advice for under 5 year olds… my ears are open!!

The great assurance I have in my faith is that no matter what 2012 will hold for us, God will always be there for us.  He does not leave us when we’re weary, He does not turn His back on us when we prosper; through all things God is our strength and our blessing.

May you feel God’s strong presence in your life this year.


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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

1 comment:

Diana BarfknechtJanuary 3, 2012 at 8:12 AMReply

Linda, I feel as though I know You:) I get so much out of your devotions as you speak about so many things in the present time that I can relate too-I so often question if my faith is strong enough to go to heaven——-I just keep trying—–I had best get with the program—-all 69 years of me!
Thank You, and

You will do awesome with the new foster children:)