Friday, January 1, 2010

 My memories of 2009

It started with testing for our six year old K A psyche eval and preparation for school The results made us laugh and just nod our heads "He thinks out of the box and won't follow the rules" There was nothing astounding to their 'brilliant' conclusion of course we already knew That our K is anything but typical And each month that truth only grew A birthday came and then went for me I said good bye to year 27 And it was right around that very time I grew suspicious of a gift straight from heaven Upon our confirmation of a new little babe Our hearts were hopeful yet scared For only 8 short months before this great news A stinging loss for us had been shared But this baby we saw with a strong beating heart And to our knees we fell with great bliss We knew that each one of our prayers were heard How we thanked God for this precious gift! To rejoice in eight years of being husband and wife He and I took a train to the city "Just us" in Chicago - what a nice treat! He had to deal with his wife being giddy God continued to tug on my heart frequently To look past myself and reach out In the interfaith shelter and mentoring teens Demonstrating what His love is about Times with my family brought so many smiles Camping and trips to the zoo Such things can make for some memorable moments With boys who are 6, 4, and 2! Meeting new friends from the blog to real life On a cross state adventure I went My brain sharing Jackie and dear sweet Amanda Sharing hearts made that time quickly spent Swimming lessons for Jay, daddy's wilderness trip, Family reunions and some more just plain busy It was a whirlwind of fun with a touch of pure crazy That at times made me just a bit dizzy Jay started preschool tears stung my eyes When right before me I saw The time flying by It was hard to believe that our oldest was ready To start a new chapter in life Off to kindergarten he went with his signature grin And I prayed he would learn, grow, and thrive It boggled our minds to see some new symptoms Presenting themselves in our K 'Seizure activity' was what they said was most likely Although questions remain to this day I was out of my comfort zone a couple of times As I stepped in front of a microphone Speaking to parents steeped in deep grief And for those with no voice of their own A beautiful highlight of 2009 Arrived in the middle of fall A sweet blue eyed boy with a head full of hair Was excitedly welcomed by all And suddenly my world seemed to be on fast forward As I learned to be the mommy to four I blinked and it seemed that the year had flown by Each day I have learned so much more 2009 was indeed a great year And my hopes are really quite high That 2010 will be at least just as sweet And that our God will be more glorified

5 comments:

Lindsay said...

Beautfiul Wendi! happy new year!!

creative gal said...

great recap! :) Happy New Year!

nault's nook said...

LOVE this!!! Indeed I hope that the Lord will be more glorified in 2010!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, goodness, this was amazing to read! What a journey - what a year. And I'm more than a little thrilled to have made it into your yearly recap - meeting you was absolutely one of my highlights! Happy New Year, Wendi.

Jessi said...

Aww, too cute! Great way to remember the year!