The Klappers are so happy that you have arrived. 2009 was pretty rough on us. It was definitely a year that won't easily be forgotten, if at all. When I sat down to type this first entry, my plan was to recount and revisit all of the many mountains that our family climbed this past year. But then I stopped and realized that 2009 is OVER! No reason to look back right now. Let's look at TODAY and not what has been.
On January 1, 2010, the word that resounds continually in my mind is NEW. I meditate on the assurance that we are NEW in Christ-- Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
This year brings a completely NEW direction for us vocationally. After 10 years or so of both part-time and full-time work, Alec said goodbye to the company that was, in so many ways, our comfort zone. But what God showed us through 2009 was that HE wants to be our comfort zone... not insurance policies, over-time hours, year-end bonuses... but HIM. We are now officially self-employed.
Finally, you are reading our NEW family blog. This is something I've wanted to do, tried to do, and started/stopped many times. There are so many incredible and interesting bloggers, that I've simply been intimidated. I'm throwing those thoughts behind in 2010 and going for it. My New Year's resolution, I guess you could say. So I will make some apologies once and then take the plunge- I'm not a writer. My thoughts will be crazy and jumbled. Grammatically incorrect more times than not. Some posts may seemed very contrived or narcissistic. With all that said and out of the way, I give you "Keeping up Klapper."
Thank you, 2009, for all the kicks-in-the-pants... but good riddance. 2010 is a NEW year.