Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Best and Worst of 2007

I'm so thankful 2007 is over. It was a tough year for the Loving family (and, come to think of it, lots of families we know) and we are looking forward to a clean start this year. But, for now, let's look back at the best and worst of 2007.

Best of the year:

1. God's amazing provision even when things looked hopeless
2. Thomas' new job at Coke
3. Our wonderful trip to Hawaii
4. Aunt TeeTee gets married and Aunt BooBoo gets engaged
5. Jenna starts sewing and crafting like a madwoman thus unleashing years of pent-up creativity
6. Our small group retreat
7. Newer/easier blog site
8. Our wonderful friends from small groups past & present
9. Getting group health benefits for the 1st time ever

Worst of the year:

1. The loss of Tutu Natalie, Thomas' mom on Christmas eve
2. Ivy's scary/dangerous RSV experience
3. The closing of AppForge and Thomas' subsequent search for employment (which incidentally lead to #1 on the "Best of" list)
4. The eviction/default of two separate tenant leases on our rental house and the subsequent 4 month stint on the market before we relented and released the house.
5. Losing group health benefits from AppForge and going back to the horror of self-employed health benefits

Looking at the list, it's been rough, but I know that compared to the troubles of others we sound like babies whining about this. So, yes, 2007 wasn't fabulous, but we've managed to survive and we are looking forward to a new year with new opportunities...

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