For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

End of year reflections

As the end gets to a close I cannot but be full of gratitude at how God has dealt bountifully with us as a family.

On the eve of 2009 I have to praise and thank God for restoring my husband's health to full capability and for growing healthy children.

This year had started with my husband health at the peak of his illness (Myasthenia Gravis), which would mean no probability of return to work in any near future., but as the year progressed, he got better and better, even through his 4 week radiation therapy (in connection with his thymectomy). All glory to our wonderful God.

It was nevertheless such a pleasure to have him home this whole year. I was blessed beyong measure to have my hubby cook for us practically everyday since May. And as his strentgh returned we were also able to take trips here and there, which of coursre was another blessing.

As much as I am thankful for his return to work next month, I am also dreading getting back to the full responsibilty of a housewife, but I know we will be fine.

This year has taught me patience, as we waited for his improvement, and as I struggled to teach Zach discipline and perseverance, especially with his violin. I have learned in a more fuller way that the grace of God is always sufficient and never lacking. I have deepened my understanding of my own worthlesness and dependance on God, as well as the depth of my sin, revealed in trying to educate the kids.

So, with this in mind,  I will be starting the year with the understanding that there is a lot to learn, togrow and improve on, but that is what we are called to. I think I am going to give the new coming year the motto of faithfulness, as my goal will be to remain faithful to the task entrusted to me, as the one who has called is always faithful.

     To You I lift  up my eyes,

O You who are enthroned in the heavens!

 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,

As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

So our eyes look to the LORD our God,

Until He is gracious to us                                     Ps.123:1-2

Have a great day,

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