10 things We discovered in 2020

My word that I chose for 2020 become have fun with. Little did I dream how a good deal of my yr become going to be in a position to live that note out so literally!

From so a lot time at domestic and so many things cancelled, to so much time spent rocking and protecting and feeding infants, to so a good deal sudden household time, this year was the best year to decide to relish the gifts correct in entrance of me.

Our year looked very distinctive in so many ways — and sure, there was loss and tough issues — however I seem to be again and see so much beauty, so a lot boom, and so a whole lot to be grateful for!

during this last podcast for 2020, Jesse and i shared 10 issues We realized in 2020. right here become our checklist (i do know there are greater things we could add, however here is what got here to mind as we reflected on the year):

10 issues We learned in 2020

  1. God gives Grace for the present no longer the longer term — If we had general what 2020 would dangle, we likely would have felt overwhelmed by means of it. however, as we discovered, God doesn’t provide you with grace for the longer term, He gives grace for these days.
  2. Jesse Can Thrive on less Sleep Than He Realized — Jesse has all the time necessary extra sleep than me. however this year, he received up each evening with a child for months on each and every — and he realized that, when crucial, he can thrive on much less sleep. (I believe it’s also linked to point #1, too!)
  3. i will Have a child with no need Postpartum depression — I’ve all the time struggled with fairly excessive PPD and anxiousness for months after having a child. This time around, we approached things very in a different way and i had nearly zero PPD or anxiousness! It turned into unbelievable!
  4. Foster Care is Brutal however beautiful — This was probably the most emotionally stretching years we’ve ever walked through. Falling in love and advocating complicated for a baby simplest to say goodbye is brutal, but the reminiscences and training we learned and the way our hearts were continually changed as a family unit is so fascinating. Plus, we now have a sweet boy AND his mama to like — which is such a gift!
  5. Turning forty is not a horrific element — Jesse became the huge four-0 and he survived just pleasant. 🙂
  6. i’m not the Workaholic I as soon as was — I labored a lot fewer hours this yr and concerned a great deal less about all things running a enterprise. And it changed into spectacular! i spotted that I used to spend a lot of time investing in and stressing over issues that in reality don’t rely ultimately.
  7. Jesse discovered That Audiobooks really Are stunning — I’ve been attempting to convince him of this for a very long time, so this turned into a large victory… of course, then it intended that he ended up practically beating me within the variety of audiobooks listened to!
  8. I’m extra Extroverted Than i realized — Having so many things cancelled and spending so an awful lot time at home taught me to price and appreciate neighborhood so a lot more. AND, it helped me to realize that while I’ll at all times be an introvert at heart, I basically, really love being round life-giving americans. Zoom is barely no replacement for face-to-face community.
  9. educating a Teen to power isn’t as tough as We envisioned — Jesse and that i have both gotten to tag group together on teaching Kathrynne to pressure and it hasn’t been as challenging or as horrifying as we anticipated it might possibly be. (Jesse has done a lot more of the educating than me and he’s basically basically loved it!)
  10. We truly Like each and every other — This might appear like a unusual aspect to put on our list of things we’ve realized, however with all the time we spent at domestic this year, we found anew just how tons we like each other and how we just love putting out collectively.

listen in to the episode to listen to us share our viewpoint and a lot more details on each of these classes.

during this Episode: 

[00:36] in this episode, we’re reflecting on 10 issues we discovered in 2020.

[02:12] the primary is that God offers grace for the current now not the future.

[07:26] Jesse discovered that he can thrive on less sleep than he realized.

[10:13] I learned that i will have a child without needing PPD.

[16:14] Foster care is brutal but pleasing.

[19:57] Turning 40 is not a terrible thing.

[22:49] i am not the workaholic that I as soon as turned into.

[26:29] Audiobooks really are miraculous.

[27:45] I have discovered that i’m more extroverted than i believed.

[29:25] did you know educating a teen to power isn’t as hard as you could suppose?

[31:56] one of the vital premiere lessons we’ve learned is that we truly like each other.

[35:29] a short quote to shut out the 12 months.

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