Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Year For Hope...

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I know we are all probably thinking the same thing right about now -- where has this year gone?  It feels like just yesterday we were just being discharged from duPont on Christmas Eve -- so thankful we made it home in time.  Now here we are getting ready to say goodbye to 2009.  There is a huge part of me that wants to hold on to this year forever -- I don't want to move on.  It's hard to enter a new year without our little boy by our side -- physically by my side.  But there is no stopping it -- it's almost here and it's coming weather we want it to or not.


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Deep down inside I know this is going to be an amazing year.  I am claiming this year as a year of hope.  Hope -- it's what our little boy's life was all about.  Finding joy in the darkest of moments, finding peace hidden deep within the chaos, choosing to live life no matter what obstacles are thrown in the path -- for me this is hope.


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Our family has been living deep in the valley and we are ready to shout on our mountain --  There is still so much living to do, even in the midst of the pain.  If fact it's that very pain and sorrow that somehow fuels my passion and drives me to seek the amazing healing possible for our lives.


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So to you, Mr. 2010 -- are you ready for us?  You are our year of hope, and we plan of squeezing every last bit out of you!

14 comments:

Tina said...

Well said. :)

JayCee said...

Great definition of hope!!

Tyler's Mommy said...

yes indeed.

love to you all.

Franchesca Cox said...

Hoping with you!

Heather said...

"Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark." ~George Iles

Love from California.

Lisa Marie said...

AMEN!!! Happy New Year Owens Family! We love you! - the Walk family

britta said...

Karen...you give me so much hope in my own life. Thank you.

Ed Rosen said...

A new year, and a good reason for hope. Even though Gavin won't be PHYSICALLY with you, he will be with you anyway.

Have a great 2010!

Anonymous said...

To the year of Hope. Happy New Year Owens family.

Sarah Thomas, Nora's mom said...

I know your family will reach the very top of the mountain in 2010.
Wishing you a very happy New Year full of love.

Gilda said...

Happy 2010! wishing you the best year of hope =)

David said...

I've read this a few times in GooReader, but I had to click through and say ... great post, beautiful pictures. 2010 better watch out - awesomeness is in the works!

Anonymous said...

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

I miss seeing your husband's blog and your photography site with your new layout. Would you mind putting the links back up? Thanks!
JAC in RI

Anonymous said...

Happy 2010!!! I admire the faith that your family has! God bless you!!

Brandi~