As it is every year, many take time to evaluate the previous year and to forecast, or resolve, for a better year to come. I'll take a few minutes now to do some of that.
2013 has been a roller coaster year for the Guyton's (as most years are) full of ups and downs. I am so thankful for the blessings God has bestowed upon us! Some of the highlights in no particular order:
Celebrating 20 years of marriage with my wife and best friend! God has given me a gorgeous wife who loves me, lifts me, fights my insecurities with me, cheers me, and makes my life journey a more pleasant trip! I pray she can say the same for my walk with her!
Kayaking on the Etowah with my son!
Traveling all over North Georgia to watch Bailey play softball (and having the privilege to help coach her team)!
Bailey and I traveling to Panama City for her World Series tourney and getting to hang out with our good friends the Bailey's on that trip!
A family trip to Savannah with my parents, my sister and brother in law, and my family. (Great trip with lots of memories)
Donna and I traveling to Mississippi for my cousin Emily's wedding and getting to stop at the original Dreamland BBQ! (Awesome time with my baby!)
My first year as a deacon at CFBC!
My second year on the City Council in Euharlee and the people of Euharlee entrusting me with that position!
Bailey and I leading worship together at CFBC!
Grif and I both catching balls at Turner Field watching the Braves beating the Pirates!
Hanging out with the Hodorff's any chance we got!
Business being up in 2013 at the office!
These are just a few of the highlights that I am so thankful that we got to experience as a family! God has blessed us beyond measure!
As 2014 stands on deck, waiting to take a swing in the batter's box, there are already things we know for sure. There will be challenges. There will be triumphs. There will be defeats. There will be work. There will be rest. There will be a big God with every step. We know rehab on Bailey's knee will take up a good bit of our time. And I am very thankful that God, Donna, I, Bailey and Griffin will be together to take on the challenges together and celebrate the triumphs together!
May God richly bless you and your family during 2014.