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Archive for January, 2010

George Elliot

I don’t want to say too much because I think it would only take away from this awesome quote by George Elliott. I came across it in Charlotte Gambill’s amazing book: Identity. I’m so thankful for the wisdom of others…

“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person: having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them out. Just as they are – chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”

Wow. I want to be a friend like that.

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Happy…um…New Year :)

So its 2010…

I recently looked over my goals from 2009 and while I’d only met about 1/2 of them,

I felt amazingly full reflecting on the year.

Some of the Dup highlights:

Our precious girls turned 1 and 3

Brad and I celebrated10 years of marriage – we went to NYC 🙂

Both our girls had their first surgeries

We had our 2nd miscarriage

Sage started walking…and running

I turned 30

Brie started preschool and dancing

Brad completed 11 years on staff at HPC

I led a bible study with my good friend, Sarah

Brie went to the beach for the first time. She built a huge sandcastle with her Uncle Buck

Brad and I spent a night in New Orleans at the Ritz Carlton – a gift from some great friends

Brad helped pioneer the 1st annual Dirt Conference

We all spent a week in Washington, DC with the 19 members of the Becnel family

Brie was the flower girl in my cousin’s wedding

Brad traveled to Raleigh, Little Rock, and San Diego for work

Brie and I went to Florida on a special girls’ trip

It was a fantastic year. God is so good. Looking forward to 2010 🙂

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