A little late, but here are a few reasons that I loved 2009:
January - My friend Heather started a weekly prayer group with me and our friend Sarah. We prayed almost every Friday morning that God would provide husbands for Sarah and me and that Heather would have a baby.
February - Auntie Les's Annual Sweetheart Party. (This year we are calling the Sweetheart Party a Rehearsal Dinner!)
March - I completed the 14 day Master Cleanse! Maybe I'll do it again in 2010.
April - Reunion with my high school youth group friends in St. Louis. We surprised a friend who is currently a youth pastor and had a great time catching up after 12 years in some cases.
May - I was asked to serve on the Board of Bethany Christian Services' East Tennessee office. I am so excited to have this opportunity to advocate for adoption and orphan care in my community.
June - Ten amazing and eye-opening days in Ethiopia and turning 30!
July - Vegas with Jenny and Jenny AND we find out that Heather, from my prayer group, is having a baby! She is expecting a boy on April 1.
September - The love of my life asks me to be his wife.
October - Continued the Tennessee vs. Georgia game tradition with Rachel and Katie. Ten years running!
November - We hosted an adoption and orphan care seminar at church that was a great success. I can't wait to see what adoptions and ideas to care for orphans come from it.
December - Christmas with the Bowdens and the Nacks in home sweet home St. Louis. I really do love that place.