As the year is coming to the end my mind always wanders with all that took place this last year and all that is to come. It's so easy to look back on this past year and just see the struggles that made their way through the cracks and the little setbacks that we are still trying to face. It's also easy to just look to this next year and forget everything and think of all the ways we will change and grow and grab everything by the reigns so to speak, all of which are amazing and wonderful things. To dream up dreams and set big goals. But one thing I never ever want to forget is the answered prayers that I am living in in the now. Prayers that I prayed years and years ago that are now a reality. How hard it is to savor the present. While I am expectant for all that is to come in 2018 and how I know God will do amazing things, one of my biggest prayers is that this year I will savor the in-between. That I will bask in the early mornings when Luca is up way too early, the complete mess of a house that our home is every day because of little hands and feet exploring, the piles of laundry, the beauty of the very far from perfect relationship with my husband. I'm learning more and more that God is in the waiting as much as He is in the destination. And it's a really really lovely place to find Him. Here's to 2018 and the glory and mess and beauty and chaos that it will most likely bring- but knowing that Jesus is in it all.