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2016 Reflections – A Year of Trust

on January 3, 2017

trust

Going into 2016, God gave me the word “trust,” telling me that I would be working on my trust in him. It turned out to be a year of a lot of unknowns and firsts, increasing my dependency upon him.

At the beginning of the year, I encountered troubles with my voice and had to get it checked out. For a while I was unsure of the possibility of nodes being on my vocal folds. Then when I finally was able to get in to see the specialist (six months later!), praise the Lord, I did not have nodes. But they did find some swelling and a small air leak possibly due to tension, so I did speech therapy for a couple of months to learn how to release the tension when speaking and singing. I have come a long way since then and I am still in the process of learning and healing and trusting God with the outcome.

In February, I moved out of my Grandma’s house and was very excited to live in a place of my own for the first time. Living there, I have been able to practice my music, learn how to adult, and work on developing who God has created me to be.

For a few months had my paleo pies sold at Tacoma Boys Market with Dr. Terry’s Pies. I was so grateful for such an opportunity and for all of my wonderful friends who supported this endeavor. I learned a lot about the business world and was able to use my creativity to come up with awesome recipes and reach out to many people that I never would have met otherwise!

In July, I traveled for the first time outside of this time zone to Nashville, Tennessee to do some singing and sight-seeing. My best friend was supposed to come along but ended up in the hospital shortly before leaving. We had come to the conclusion that she would be unable to join us. Then just at the last possible opportunity, she was released and able to come. It was the first I had seen her in two years. God provided us not only with a place to stay, but also warm friendship and hospitality the entire trip.

Awaiting my return from Nashville was a wonderful Godly man, David, who had learned about me through working at Tacoma Boys. He pursued me on one of my nightly walks at Chambers Bay and from then on started walking with me. At first I was unsure about letting him into my life after past disheartening experiences with potential relationships that never worked out. Actually, my previous post, The Risk, was a poem that I wrote when unable to sleep for worries of a possible heartbreak if it were to fall through. But, after getting some Godly counsel, I found peace about it and gave it a shot. It has turned out to have been one of the best decisions of my life and I look forward to doing a new year of life with him.

Through it all, I have seen God’s hand at work in the uncertainties. He never ceases to amaze me with his provision, love, comfort, and faithfulness. All praise to him. Here’s to another year of surrendering my cares to him and letting him mold my heart.

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