I immediately started to fill up with tears as the thoughts of the last year came flooding back to me.
This time last year I had just started to get the help I needed from the people around me, who loved and cared for me.
As 2011 started I was still unsure of what was happening for me and how the future would turn out. I remember our Pastor saying to me, "maybe this year will be the year that works out OK. 2011 could be the year where things start to change for the better". I'm sure he probably finished the sentence with a disclaimer in case the year did turn out to go belly up.
But......he was right, I started a proper relationship with God in January, was baptised in July and overcome many personal obstacles. It has definately been one of my better years!
As with everyone, there has and will be times that trip me up and set me down, but I have a hope for the future, as was read tonight in our service:
Luke 1:37 (NLT) For nothing is impossible with God.