Monday, December 29, 2008

Reflections of 2008

It's the end of the year, and I wanted to take some time to look back and thank God for all the many blessings in my life. It's definitely been a VERY different and VERY exciting year for me. So much happened, and all I can say is that all glory goes to God, who made it all possible. I look back and see how God directed my steps, each and every one of them...

- ended relationships
- loving SABWEEEENA!!!
- Manalili wedding
- Bermejo wedding
- turned 27! wow...
- prayed more earnestly about missions
- Listened to a message by Francis Chan, and he spoke about a crazy bunch of kids called YWAMers
- Looked into YWAM and started doing my research
- Told the principal I was applying for YWAM
- Filled out application and sent out necessary forms
- Got my first tatt
- Monterey trips
- Vegas trips
- MLK 2008
- Got accepted to YWAM
- Captain Planet
- Lily and Lola
- Got my second tatt - Ready to Fly
- Nina Day at Disneyland
- SD with the fam bam
- Tearfully told my kiddoes that I wouldn't be back
- Said good-bye to my Chino Hills Christian School family
- Said good-bye to my family and friends
- Packed my bags
- Kona for 3 months...intense!
- Girls camping trip
- Other camping trip
- Ken's Diner
- Will's gloves..haha....
- Meet and Eat - and driving a 15 passenger van
- Meeting Jesus at "my spot"
- Adriana's
- Honolulu twice!
- Ohana gatherings
- Barf bags with Nesha
- Dates with Julie
- Leading worship
- Writing songs
- Dancing with my Daddy
- London for 3 weeks!
- Big Ben, the Buckingham Palace..and such
- A Midsummer Night's Dream at The GLOBE THEATRE
- Making music videos with the girlies
- Sleeping on the floor of churches and halls
- Sam Sandwiches
- Screwing in my smiles
- Not showering for days at a time
- TWO slices of deli meat! ha!
- Treasure hunts and finding the treasure
- Holy Spirit Dave
- Good-bye dinners
- Spiritual warfare
- Belfast!!!
- looking out for dog poo
- The Oasis Cafe
- TEC guys..hah...
- Dubs
- Giant's Causeway
- Ivan
- The A Team
- Martin and his never-ending flute playiing
- Dinners at Martin's
- Flowers from Ivan
- Glencairn
- 8, as in "ayte"
- St. Andrew's youth
- High School Musical 3
- Love notes on napkins from Ivan
- Snow and frost!
- Primark!
- Jack butt
- Singing songs
- Leading worship at St. Columbus
- "Can you turn me on?" ha!
- Shankhill House
- The Phoenix Center
- "Lovely"
- "Who said that?"
- Teaching Helen how to speak "Californian"
- Filipino church with potluck, of course!
- Free rides from taxi drivers
- The Belfast Leisure Centre
- The Wave Machine
- DATES WITH JESUS!!!
- Belfast Castle
- City Centre
- The Roast
- Hot Chocolate and a treat
- Not shaving ..hahah...
- 12 Hour Prayer and Praise
- Sushi
- Saying good-bye
- Back to London!
- Buffet with the guys
- Back to Kona
- Hanging out and fellowship
- Hayashi's
- Mexican food
- Date with Jesus
- Sitting on the wall
- Long walks and talks
- Breakfast with Julie
- "Come Away with Me"
- "Look at the stars...look how they shine for you"
- Saying good-bye to my DTS family
- Back home
- Being with my family and friends from all walks of life
- Welcome Haydn Lohren Manalili!!
- Trusting God
- Growing in my relationship with Jesus

Lord, thank You so much for 2008. There is so much more that I can write about from this amazing year; thank you! I'm so excited for what you have in store for me in 2009. Thank you...looking back, though there were rough times, thinking about 2008 makes me smile!

3 comments:

Rubyellen said...

wait. manalili wedding was 2007! haha... i guess you're still thankful for it.

julie. said...

i love that i made the list...twice! girl you are so awesome..cant wait to hear your voice this weekend.
love, love, LOVE you!

roxie said...

where is Roxie!! :-[!!
haha

come home baby!