Saturday, January 01, 2011


We made it to a new year! There have been times when I have wondered if 2010 would ever come to an end and with great anticipation for what God has in store for us I am very excited about 2011. The past 12 months have seen big changes in our lives from me temporarily returning to work part-time to our big move to Oxford and Chris starting his DPhil. It has been a year of challenges and learning experiences but at the stroke of midnight the important things were still in place - our extended families are happy and healthy, we have a roof over our heads and food in our stomachs, we are happily married and down the hall a little girl was peacefully sleeping completely unaware that mommy and daddy had a hard year and there were times we weren't sure we were going to keep our heads above water.  She does know that she is greatly loved. She is happy and brings a smile to everyone that meets her.

So, goodbye 2010, God has taught us much in this year and we eagerly anticipate what 2011 will bring for the Ferebee three.

The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!" Lamentations 3:22-24


Anonymous said...

I didn't realise that this had been a 'hard year' for you. You're always so positive. It has certainly been mixed for us too but you're so right that happy, healthy family makes it all worthwhile.

I find it really interesting to read about your faith; as someone who, in all honesty, doesn't see God in the world at all, it's lovely to see the perspective and hope that it brings to your life.

I hope that 2011 is a brilliant year for us all.

Chris and Amber said...

Thank you, Kirsty. It has been a challenging year but I do try to remember that so many people are struggling, some much more than others, which does help keep things in perspective. It has been a big year for you with that second baby boy joining your family!

My faith is what enables me to get through tough times because I know that there is a purpose and a plan for whatever we are experiencing. If I only saw God in the good things then I would be shortchanging what it is he is trying to teach me. Sometimes easier said than done!

I am really enjoying following your blog. I find your thoughts very compelling and oftentimes challenging me to see the world from a different perspective. Reminds me of the days when we shared that little office and got to talk all of the time! I am really glad you are doing so well.

L said...

Happy New Year, guys. I miss you dearly, friends.