Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year

We made it through 2010 and for that we are thankful. We may have limped over the finish line, but we did it together, with family and friends all around. The consistent theme handwritten on the Christmas cards we received was "2011 has got to be better." Indeed!

Today Clay and I visited the Lego exhibit at the National Building Museum. Just outside the building we saw Aslan's likeness (the lion from the Narnia series) in all his Christmas glory. Clay gave him a big roar! And I noticed the quote below the lion:
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth but the rightous are bold as a lion."
There is magic everywhere when you look for it. Clay is our lion. We have struggled this year, but we have also pulled together and we have learned to rely on each other. And on others. We have learned gratitude, and we have learned to enjoy simple pleasures. We have learned what a gift each good day is. We have grown in many ways we would not have ever asked for. But now we are lions! Roar!