It has just dawned on me that this blog was a year old on Friday! Apologies that there was a distinct lack of celebration or ceremony, but I honestly thought I had started it on May bank holiday 2009! Oops!.
It is amazing to look back on what has happened and it has definitely been a year of transition and change. There have been the challenges and joys of moving home, changing jobs, new opportunities at church, emotional healing and a fresh start with my beautiful lady. Whilst I am not where I want to be right now, I am closer to being there. I have taken responsiblity for my life and have tried to put things right where I've gone wrong previously. Sometimes we have to walk through difficult times to fully appreciate the good times when they come. The good times are beginning to roll for me and I look forward to celebrating some more breakthroughs over the next year. As my year in South Bristol draws to a close in August I will be moving again but I have a calm assurance that God is firmly in control of my life. He will not let me go and he will not let me fall. Whilst there are consequences to all of life's actions, I don't have to be determined by them and circumstances can change in the blink of an eye. I have hope that my life will get bigger and better and that this season will draw to a close. I know when it does I will be a stronger, more loving, compassionate and caring man than I was a few years ago. I feel like I am finally finding my feet and fixing the foundations for future growth.