Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Earthen Vessel One Year Anniversary!


Wow! I can't believe it has been a year since I started blogging! When I wrote my first post I had no idea I would enjoy blogging as much as I have. I have enjoyed sharing recipes, books I'm reading and the happenings in my life. I also have enjoyed reading other's blogs, commenting and having them read mine and commenting as well. I have been printing out all of my posts and putting them in a three-ring binder. I now have a whole years worth so it's time to buy a new binder.

This past year has been very emotional. Little Gabriel Glenn DeRoo II was born on December 14th. I had the blessing of being there when he was born and holding him when he was only a few minutes old. I saw how happy Hannah was and how proud his Papa Gabe was of him. In July my Grampa had a heart attack while on a cruise to Alaska. He died the next day in a hospital here in Seattle. I spent the night there with my Gramma and my Aunt waiting for him to be taken home to the Lord which happened the next morning. Then a month later SGT Gabe DeRoo was killed in action in Iraq. As soon as my best friend Hannah called me and told me I was on a plane ride home a few hours later from LA where I was for my Grampa's funeral. The next two weeks after that were the toughest of my life. But in the midst of the ups and downs God is sovereign and in control. He has a purpose and a plan in all the circumstances of life. He deserves all the glory for bringing me through another year of life and allowing me to know His Son Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I have grown so much closer to the Lord this year and I am so looking forward to what this next year will bring whether good or difficult because God uses all things for good!


Thank you to all my faithful readers and to those who leave comments! I have so enjoyed reading your blogs and reading the comments you have left on mine. Here's to another year of blogging! :)



5 comments:

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

Amen, sis! Sovereignity of the Lord is a tough lesson but an important one. I hear you on that! Thanks for the year of pictures and fun updates! :)

rachd said...

Happy anniversary! =) I love reading your blog and I'm so glad you keep it! =) =)

mreddie said...

Happy Anniversary!! And through it all God is still good. ec

mom said...

A year already? Where has the time gone? Reading your blog is one of my special delights! I love you so very much, as does our Savior who has so graciously sustained us through this past year and it's times of sadness. Yet we rejoice for we will see those precious loved ones again! :)

Bonita said...

You've done well, Annie - and I wish you good writing and photos in the year ahead. Pastor Covington has become a regular feature here....what a fitting tribute to your grandfather.