What I learned in 2012....
Don't mix friends and family
Don't expect that people care. Then when they do it's a pleasant surprise.
It's okay to get accustomed to the blessings of God, He's a good Father. Don't be shocked when others perceive you as flip or ungrateful when you hold out for God's best.
Don't quit on a dream! Everyone around me didn't believe this was my house, even my husband wanted to throw in the towel several times. When you just know somethin in your gut, don't let others coax you out of it. Press in!
My children will always mirror what's goin on with us personally/spiritually. Them baby's behavior don't lie.
My husband is my true best friend. Another gal might sit around and relate with me on all topics of life but gosh darn, he's the one out in the world doin the hard part. Sweatin, toilin and bustin his hump for me and our family. No gal would be doin that for us. Laughter and mushy moments connecting are just surface. His sacrifice and work are the true fruits of friendship and love. It took me too long to learn this one. It's a life changer.
It's the blue collar workin class people that are most likely gonna be there when you need help. Boy, have we been majorly taken care of by my husband's coworkers and other work contacts he's made. Those city worker boys are tighter than any church team I've ever been apart of. This one was sad for me.
I need God's peace to be fullfilled and nothin else will do that. I'm livin in my first real home, my life's biggest dream realized and I can honestly say, the days without connecting to my Father are as bland and tasteless here as they were in any apartment or couch livin situation I ever was in.
I need way more humor in my life. Way more folks who like to let loose. And more opportunities to dance to 80's music. This will be quite the task to accomplish. Any ideas on 80's dance opportunities would be appreciated. And pointers on where to find like-minded folks who simultaneously don't partake in drugs would also be helpful.
And lastly, my eyebrows just ARE. So deal with it coiffed and pressed church ladies. Makeovers are not God's last step in "renewing" a person.