2013 In the Rearview Mirror

It's hard to believe this is December 31. The end of another year. Oh, but what a year!

We rang in the start of this year perched on our temporary home's second story balcony, watching fireworks exploding across San Jose, Costa Rica (and listening to the cacophonous BOOMS ricocheting off the mountainsides). We will end the year sitting together around the fireplace in our home in Mexico City, either playing a game or watching a movie.

God has brought us through so much and taught us many lessons in the span of 365 days. Lessons of patience as we learned new cultures, languages, and ways of life. Lessons of patience again as we waited for our house. Lessons in trusting in Him for provision after watching our support account shrink month after month. And so many more.

2013 was also the year I achieved a life-long goal. It was the year in which I finally finished writing my first novel. I don't know what the new year will hold with regard to seeing it published, but one way or another, I want to be able to read it in print next year at this time. Even if that means I have to self-publish.

2013 was a great year. I can't wait to see what's in store for 2014.

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