Goodbye 007.

on December 31, 2007 in Yearly Review with 6 comments by

A more reflective reflection on 07, huh?

This would be going a lot better if I could think of something really smart to say about 07. But I’ve got nothing. Not because 07 was meaningless, but because I’m having a hard time not contriving words that I think you want to hear. I hate when people do that. Like forced profoundness. I read some things online where it seems that the author’s sole purpose is to stink my computer up with his/her crappy fake profoundness. So I’m working pretty hard at writing things that are entertaining and maybe quasi-meaningful, but I give you full permission to call me out for fake profounding all on your screen.

I really don’t want to make your computer stink.

It’s almost noon, not my most reflective hour. In fact, I’m thinking more about the piles of laundry that I need to attend to, the salad I need to make for our NYE party tonight, and the amount of things I want to clean out of my house if I would only get out of bed at a reasonable hour.

I think I have a sleeping disease.

Ok, I’ve come up with a way to reflect on 07. By month. Now don’t panic. I think this will be short and cool. I’m going to do one picture and one phrase for each month. Then we can kiss 07 goodbye, and this strangely-morphing post.

JANUARY: All things are new. [photo- Jarrett] FEBRUARY: God’s transforming love.MARCH: Resting after the battle. [photo- Phil Wickham concert] APRIL: Enjoying community. [photo- BATL] MAY: Heartbreak. [no photo- a soccer player of mine was killed in a car accident. I loved him dearly and I honestly just can’t put his picture on here again. It still hurts.]

JUNE: Praying big. [photo- proposal to publishing house] JULY: The cornerstone of 07. This is who I always want to be. [photo- in Scotland] AUGUST: Really hot. [no photo- too sweaty]

SEPTEMBER: Goodbye tonsils. [photo- pre surgery. Weird, I know.] OCTOBER: All things working together. [photo- Funny man victory] NOVEMBER: NaBloPoMo and a billion concerts. Awesome month. [photo- Wertz and Barnes]DECEMBER: Something new is brewing. Change is on the horizon. [photo- Stoners in sweaters. I just can’t get enough of this one.]
Overall, 2007 was quality. The birthday I’ve waited my whole life for (07/07/07), lots of laughs, plenty of struggles, some sadness, but a fair share of growth, to be sure.

The truth is that God was good in 07. And I know Him better now than I ever have before.

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good.


  1. Jennie B
    posted on Dec 31, 2007 at 8:45 PM  |  reply

    Its been fun to be your blog-friend in 2007. Not to be too sappy, but having you in my 2007 made it better. And know this about me… I never say anything I don’t mean.

    Thanks to Caroline for sharing her fun friends with me this year….my own friends are too old to blog. ha ha ha ha ha

  2. carolineb
    posted on Jan 02, 2008 at 4:25 AM  |  reply

    Here, here! More multi-generational bud-dom in 2008!

  3. Liza's Eyeview
    posted on Jan 02, 2008 at 2:40 PM  |  reply

    Great way to reflect on 2007! I love these photos… well, I don’t know about the tonsils one (LOL); and I understand about not having a photo re accident, – life is like that – it’s an adventure.

  4. Amy
    posted on Jan 05, 2008 at 10:32 PM  |  reply

    This last picture is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!

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