[pulled this out from last year.....LOOK AT HOW SMALL HE WAS.]
This year has been big. I turned 16. I started driving. I started teaching piano. Three families of street evangelists lived on our farm for 3 weeks. I went to Veritas and had the best week of my life there. I've met some pretty amazing people and made new friends. I started a girls prayer group. I've felt closer to the Lord than I ever have before. But now that the year is ending and we've gotten back into a routine of school, chores, etc, etc....I've felt that life has kind of slowed down. (Or at least as slowed down as you can get in a family of 10 people.)
And lately I feel like I've been waiting....waiting on God to do more big things in my life. As if I can't be truly content unless there's always something exciting going on. But the past couple days I've been thinking - there are TONS of things going on, all the time! Little, but still always incredible things that happen every day, that I. Just. Miss. The first snowfall of the year, two baptisms in our church, things that the siblings say that are just the CUTEST, being with my family 24/7, living on the farm of my dreams, having the most uplifting friends, helping my mom organize a seminar that she spoke at, teaching piano to 4 new students, spontaneous (Christian) dance parties with my brothers, Christmas being only 5 weeks away (!!!).....things that are as simple as getting 91 on my practice theory exam this week are things that I know God is doing and I feel blessed by. I just need to learn how to see them.
It's like a verse in the song 10,000 Reasons says: "For all Your goodness I will keep on singing, ten thousand reasons for my heart to find."