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.
[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.
For my brother, Andy (1973 – 2016)
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