“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
- Isaiah 40: 30, 31
The year 2022 is officially coming to a close. I know I’m stating the obvious, but we’re literally just a day away from the beginning of 2023. Let that sink in. I personally can’t believe it. We blinked and a year came and went.
God has truly done so much this year. Take some time to reflect - What has God done in your life in 2022?
I’ve grown in leaps and bounds personally, spiritually, mentally and more.
I’ve grown closer to old friends and made new ones.
I’ve settled into my career, my role as a mom of two, and my community.
I’ve began to prioritize self-care, time for myself, reading, journaling, and therapy. This was the first year I’ve done any of these things and its done wonders for my mental health.
I’ve spent far more time with my immediate and extended family this year than I have in the past few years. This is significant because distance has kept us apart in past years, whereas this year we were together so often.
Month by month, I can clearly see the hand of God painting the story of my life and chapter 2022 was a great one. As I look back on the challenges, joys, memories, trials, testimonies, milestones, and more, I’m excited to see what 2023 has in store.
In 2022, God’s hand was evident.
My sister Danielle made it back to the great state of Texas safely after living in South Korea for over a year.
My family and I commemorated the 10 year anniversary of my dad passing away and were overwhelmed by how far we’ve come in that time.
My husband Prince graduated from his dream school, Harvard University, with his dream degree in public health. And my kids got to witness the product of hard work and God’s help.
We celebrated one year of life for my son Isaac while also celebrating the end of an era of infancy and post-partum, entering into the toddler years.
We travelled as a family to my husband’s twin brother in California and had an exciting and overdue family reunion for the kids and adults alike.
God’s hand was truly seen throughout the year.
As we look forward to great things in 2023, I am truly so excited for what will happen next. As the new year begins, there are so many unknowns but one thing we know to be true. God will carry us through the entire year successfully with many testimonies to share in the end.
“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”
- Proverbs 23:18
“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
- Philippians 1: 3-6
Happy New Year and welcome to 2023!
Author - Beryl
Beryl has a passion for writing pieces that uplift, inspire, and encourage you to bloom. She's been blogging since October 2018.