Today I asked some friends to rate the year (2012) on a scale from 1-10. The answers varied significantly, but it caused us to stop and think about the events in general. Of course we naturally think of the big events; moves, vacations, injuries, holidays, etc. And in the mix of all of the events... some are good and some we'd like to forget. But in general, the good outweighs the bad. Almost always, things that start off terrible, turn into be blessings... eventually. I.e. Steel's injury. Leroy rated 2012 with an "8" and while I thought that was a little high on the scale he convinced me it was actually a very good assessment after he started naming all of the good things that I'd forgotten. We had many great surprises... things I could have never anticipated. We close out the year acknowledging that the grace always outweighs the trials. God never gives us more than we can handle.
His grace is sufficient.
Happy New Year to friends and family. We wish you many continued blessings and abundance of love in 2013.