jb and i are settling into the new house. i love it. it has charm and character. it was built in 1968 and it smelled like mothballs the first time i walked through it. i was in love. :)
it's going to be a great house. it needs a lot of elbow grease and cleaning, but nothing major (thank goodness!). just paint and wallpaper stripping and cleaning and new carpet/laminate in two rooms. all the things i enjoy doing anyway. :)
i'm looking forward to having a project. something to focus on and something to do that's worthwhile and meaningful...making a home, a fresh start. i'm going to really take my time and be thoughtful about my choices. i've decided what color i'll paint my home office and jb's room. i'm going to start with her space. i will probably take before and after photos.
this past year has been very long and emotionally challenging. i've grown in ways i didn't think were possible. my faith has grown. i've started to find my self confidence. i've learned to trust 100% in our faithful, amazing God who has never left my side for a moment. i'm very much looking forward to 2011. to finding myself, my inner strength, and discovering what beautiful plan God has for my life. i know He is going to take me somewhere good. i'm willing to let Him carry me there.
i wish all of you a very merry christmas and a happy new year. i'm thankful for all of my friends and family who have supported me and loved me through this transition. i have never felt more loved in all of my life. and that is the complete truth. i have no idea how to thank you all, but i say thank you from the bottom of my heart. your kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity and patience with me has completely overwhelmed me with grace and love and i will never forget it. thank you.
here's to a new year, a new beginning, and a new house to get my craft on with! :) i'll see you guys in 2011!