Tuesday, January 1, 2008

"Auld Lang Syne"

Well, it is 2008, and I have decided to join the world of blogging. I am not sure exactly what inspired me to take the plunge. After the ball dropped last night and we sang the traditional New Year's Eve song "Auld Lang Syne," "Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind," I found myself reflecting on 2007. Different snapshots of one of the most incredible years of my life flooded my mind... 
  • Touring Africa and Europe with Jessica in January and February
  • Celebrating graduation from my Doctoral Program with almost all of my favorite people in the world at the Sandbridge beach house in May
  • Being the maid of honor in my dear friend Jenny's wedding in June
  • Packing the U-haul to move to the DC area to plant a church with some of my best friends- ending my season of six years in Virginia beach to begin a new adventure with God in Alexandria in August
  • Launching DC Metro Church September 9, 2007- Experiencing the goodness of God as we watch Him supply our every need in this journey of faith
  • Becoming a Sixth Grade teacher for the first time and falling in love with my students
  • Our family reunion at one of my favorite places in the world- Figure Eight Island
  • Walking through life with an incredible group of people who have a similar passion to build a God-first culture in the DC Metro area
  • Spending Christmas with my fabulous family in Vero Beach, Florida where the sun is always shining and where I always feel incredibly loved 
    The name of the Scottish folk song "Auld Lang Syne" can be translated as "Days of Long Ago." I have been baffled by the lyrics for years- is it telling us to forget or not to forget?  All I know is that I do not want to forget a moment - the acquaintances, the deep friendships, the memories, and the experiences that have made me who I am today. Perhaps this is the reason for the plunge...

1 comment:

nadiabien said...

I do indeed love how well you live life to the FULL! Part of what makes you so fun to live it with! :)