2012 started off like most would, with resolutions. Resolutions that I didn't keep, I should mention. The new year also brought with it the start of something new here at The Williams' Post: sponsorships! The swappy kind. It's incredible to see where God has taken this blog over the past year. Other events of note: God's continual call to adopt, my big sister's bridal shower, adding the blog tagline: Life on a Mission, learning the value of a picture, homeless ministry, and my first ever blogger gift exchange with the amazing Michelle!
got married! I'd go so far to say that it was the most fun and relaxed wedding I've ever attended. Plus, Wade was the officiate! Other events of note: Wade's first time skiing, the girls trip to Mexico, opening up paid sponsorships to raise funds for India (hello, this Thursday!!), and seeing my art through someone else's eyes.
walking through three cities in prayer for those in the bondage of addiction, strolling around town with a man-sized bunny (yes, this really happened), sharing my testimony on this blog (part one, part two), watching my husband help those in the community, helping a little boy give up his birthday gifts to help those in need, joining a movement to restore sight to the blind, and taking a medical team to Mexico to run a free clinic.
spending the day in Atlanta, visiting both the zoo and catching a play. Oh yes, and eatting Brazilian food. Lots of it. There were a few lovey-dovey posts this month: like the time Wade wrote his very own post while I was on a cruise with my family, and my response to him, and the photo that says it all.
move to Mexico to live as full time missionaries! Other events of note: discovering Redneck Beach and Cranberry Brie Turkey Burgers, calling out my insecurities for what they really are, and a kitchen DIY project.
the Bayou & Mexico, soaking up lots of family time and building another home for a family in Mexico. But the month brought more than trips, it brought a sense of looking forward to what was to come: like my sister's maternity shoot and my efforts to raise funds for Julissa's Quincenera.
sweet nieces in Oregon and my bestie in Florida :) Other events of note: small town music fests, coffee dates, trips to Oregon, breaking in to my own home, white water rafting, and being confronted by the Holy Spirit.
baby shower, my first fashion post (what was I thinking?), contracting shingles
lead worship at Recovery by the Lake, The Influence Conference where I finally met so many of my favorite bloggers, Julissa's Quinceneara, and on October's final day: the birth of my first nephew! ((Pictured: From Awkward to Art, Momma's Me Time, and Life on Leroy))
This year, my birthday month gave me such amazing gifts. For one, I got to spend some quality time with my sweet Landon. For another, I got to return, once again to Mexico -- a trip of which I made my first ever video using video editing. I could watch that thing a million times. I should also probably mention that I entered my last year of my twenties.
God has been so good to us, as He always is. At times, His leading is difficult and can be confusing, but when we look back our lives, we can clearly see His purpose. My prayer is for another year of growth, together, in Him.
God bless you guys!
Happy New Year