31 December 2010

inventory.

so all the cool kids at flickr are whisking up these year-in-review mosaics, and as i do have a few photos wandering the back alleys of my hard drive, i thought i'd give it a whirl.

2010

[speaking of mosaics, katie of my pencil box has the most gorgey collection up right now. it's like a beach house in the best way: bright but soft, with a sunwashed feel. i just want to climb on in and stay forever.]



truth be told, i had lofty hopes for 2010, the foremost being that our littlest would be in thisveryhouse as we speak, curled up sleepy and warm in the bottom bunk. instead we watch him grin and stretch taller from the other end of this screen, and it's not nearly enough, but it's something. and we learn to trust God to make good on his word to father the fatherless, and we pace and we yearn and we rest.

this year was full and adorned with joy. and true, it weathered a good dose of heartbreak, but we never stood alone.

my right-now goal is pretty much identical to the one that sat fresh in my palm at the year's opening: to be the girl crazy in love with her God. the road from me to her unwinds long and hazy before me, but he knows the way.

bring it on, 2011. i can hardly wait.

:)

11 comments:

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh, you met Katie! That girl has got the knack. AND...her big sis was the BFF of my youth (we even have the split-heart necklace to prove it).

Happy NY, friend. That bunk will be occupied right on time.

abbey bernardi said...

beautiful!!!
i love your blog and photos
lovely year end collage!!

ps
my grandma is actually up for adoption lol


happy 2011, it's gonna be a great one : )

kendal said...

i love your writing very much. i'm glad i found this blog.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

love the collage!!! I must do one, but it will have to wait. :o)

Happy New Year!!

Prayers for your adoption!

lulu and family said...

the road from me to her unwinds long and hazy before me, but he knows the way.

so well put.

Raechel said...

I know - only from an Auntie's perspective - how long the waiting can feel. I remember the delays and the watching them grow through the computer screen and waiting and waiting and waiting. We waited two years (though they hadn't even been born when the process began) and I remember even sometimes feeling panicky like we were missing little milestones and first birthdays for both of them. But you're right, God is to be trusted! :) And he will make good on His Word!

Happy New Year, girl! There is a lot to celebrate and a lot to look ahead to!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I always love your photos so much. And I think 2011 will be your year! :)

Steph

Amelia said...

Oh Nic how I've missed you so.... I also want to reinstate blog reading into my life. Your blog is especially delicious. xoxoxoxo

Katie Stratton said...

ack! beautiful beautiful beautiful! i think your year in review mosaic and my year in review mosaic should go dancing together...flower patch farmgirl can come too! haha

happy happy new year, friend!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I always love your photos so much. And I think 2011 will be your year! :)

Steph

TheUnSoccerMom said...

love the collage!!! I must do one, but it will have to wait. :o)

Happy New Year!!

Prayers for your adoption!