It's been a wonderful year. Wonderful, not perfect. A perfect year would have been free of any worries or trials, full of triumphs and victories. But you can't have one without the other and I'm grateful for both.
The trials have shown me how faithful and gracious the God I serve is, without them I may not have noticed. Honestly, I felt closer to Him this past year than ever before. More times than I can count, He's washed over my soul with His peace and forgiveness.
This year has also brought me too many blessings to number; and I know exactly where they came from. He has answered many prayers, sometimes before I could ever pray them. So often this year, all I could say was "Thank You, Lord."