oh, hello twenty twelve

1.04.2012

looking back on last year brings a smile to my face. wrapped in a web of fond memories, those past twelve months held so many things. some things changed, some stayed the same. although words can in no way fully express every happening, i can easily reflect on the moments that mattered most. to say that what went by was only time would be lacking. last year was a handful of lessons and little wonders. last year...i experienced that life could change in the blink of an eye. i learned to cope with that change. i tried to hold it all and piece things back the way they were. then i realized that i will never have everything together, and that's okay. i learned to let go. i crossed paths with some amazing people. i fell in love for the first time. i found that all i need is to rely on God, that's all i really need. there were so many things that only lasted minutes, those are the things that made the year what it was. time spent with people i love, silences, outbursts of laughter. those days i wished would last forever. those nights i cried myself to sleep. and like the end of a good book, it all came to a close. unsure of how long, another book is opened. the pages are blank and waiting to be written in.

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as for resolutions, that's always been a hit and miss subject on my part. when i promise to shoot for goals or stop habits, rarely do i find myself completing what i so ambitiously began. exercise, health elements, silly little things i think to be important. however ,to be quite honest, i only have one wish for this year; to get closer to my Savior. the more i sit and think, it becomes clear to me that all my time and effort belongs to Him. not because it makes me feel better or it puts a positive note on everday. but soley because He is worthy of my everything, deserving of every praise from my mouth. this year, i want to fully devote myself to the teachings of Jesus. i want Him to have His way in me. because when everything is stripped away, only He remains. i want to know that more than anything this year. so here it goes...welcome twenty twelve.

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what are some of the things you hope this year holds for you?

9 comments:

  1. lovely, lovely post. i adore the first photo. i'm hoping this year holds happiness and great opportunities. :))
    -jocee <3

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  2. beautiful post Madison.
    nothing in particular, just more laughter.
    (:

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  3. This is great!! I find myself not really holding true to my resolutions too so I usually never make any. I just kind of make them when I feel motivated. Haha. Today I felt motivated to start working out four or five days a week and cut out as much coffee as possible.

    I hope this year holds memories I won't want to forget and times of joy, happiness, and contentment.

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  4. Beautiful shots♥ Happy 2012, Madison!

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  5. My 'resolution' this year is much like yours... I intend to love God more. There is always room for improvement in that area and it's a goal I believe I can accomplish.

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  6. this is so good! a mutual resolution between many, and one that is most important.. love it!

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  7. Love the pic with the blue sky. So beautiful.
    And love what you said about growing in your faith this year!

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  8. Beautiful post!
    I hope for a year full of excitment and happiness :)

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