Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Recap of 08

After a couple blogs I frequent did year end recaps, I began to recap MY year. At first, thinking about my past month or so, I thought I did not want to recap, but as I began to look through the 88 posts I published this year, I realized it may be worth listing the highlights.

So here it is. 2008 experienced by daphne in one neat little blog post:

  • I had major surgery with even more major recovery needed including a botched boob job.
  • both my love and I were able to check off a goal we set last January. I will have read through the bible in a year and he finally got our credit cards under control and we NO LONGER USE THEM!
  • I blogged and shared my Testimony with a Moms bible study at my church and did not even get asked to leave. ; )
  • I discovered SCL, Twitter, & Facebook. Love all but Twitter!
  • Got a fab new Tat that was even in a contest that I did not win but I feel like I made the finals.
  • My family and I dressed as pirates and went to a Pirate Festival for Mother's Day
  • I followed the rise and fall of Todd Bently
  • I discovered archery and love it! My goal for 09 is to shoot a squirrel!
  • I decided cussing was fine then my pastor preached strongly against it and now I cuss almost as bad as when I was in the army. Not sure what that is about.
  • Wii Fit kicked my ass but then I started mastering it before the power went out for over a week and wiped the memory clean and I was too lazy to start again from the beginning.
  • I listened to The Last Lecture. This was his last year to give it before he died.
  • I celebrated the 10 year mark since my first daughter was born and died.
  • Our family attended a real and true family reunion and I learned about my family roots and history
  • My love and I learned about a kid in foster care named Leondre.
  • I attempted to up my efforts to go green.
  • With my girls almost 5, almost 7 and 9, we have had more talks about the birds and the bees and also race.
  • We fostered Yorkie puppies and it was hell but so fun. Like it to having a newborn but on a much lesser scale.
  • Gustav hit us HARD.
  • I splurged on a pair of high heeled Crocs and I Love Them!
  • Despite my aversion to Christian trends, I read The Shack and got hit below the belt with it.
  • My oldest discovered arm pit hair.
  • And finally it snowed in the deep dirty south!

Being in such a dark, cold winter season of my life right now, the snow covering the ground in Southern Louisiana was quite symbolic. I called a friend that is in her own blizzard and can handle my foul language and told her I was pretty sure we had brought down the wrath of God because the tree that the hurricane uprooted in my front yard was covered in snow.

After confirming I had not in fact missed the Rapture, I realized while things seem impossibly bad for me, this too shall pass. I may show my ass a lot on the journey and through the process but I will come out of this and I look forward to 2009. Thats what Im talkin bout, baby!!

3 comments:

HappyFLMom said...

You're on Facebook? Umm, helloooo!

Heidi Reed!!!!! (hint)

:)

I Whisper to God said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am almost to the end of The Shack and I find that as I am getting towards the end, I don't want it to be over. I am getting so much out if it. It amazes me that one little book can open my eyes to so many questions.

I enjoy your blog as well. You bare your soul. We all need to see that sometimes in order to know that we are not alone in our journey. Blessing to you new friend.
Lorna

Brenda said...

Daphne,
You never fail to make me laugh and cry. Kill a squirrel?!?! Ack! Congrats on accomplishing that goal (2nd thing listed), that's great. I don't even remember reading the post about your testimony.:( I need to go back and look for it. I'd love to see pictures of your tats and the pirate pictures! To me, the image of the fallen tree covered in white snow was a beautiful picture of what Christ does for us. Praying that God will do some amazingly wonderful things in your life in 2009. Happy New Year.