10 Issues We Realized in 2020


My phrase that I selected for 2020 was SAVOR. Little did I dream how a lot of my 12 months was going to have the ability to stay that phrase out so actually!

From a lot time at house and so many issues cancelled, to a lot time spent rocking and holding and feeding infants, to a lot surprising household time, this 12 months was the right 12 months to decide on to savor the items proper in entrance of me.

Our 12 months seemed very completely different in so some ways — and sure, there was loss and laborious issues — however I look again and see a lot magnificence, a lot progress, and a lot to be pleased about!

On this final podcast for 2020, Jesse and I shared 10 Issues We Realized in 2020. Right here was our checklist (I do know there are extra issues we might add, however that is what got here to thoughts as we mirrored on the 12 months):

10 Issues We Realized in 2020

  1. God Provides Grace for the Current Not the Future — If we had identified what 2020 would maintain, we most likely would have felt overwhelmed it. However, as we discovered, God doesn’t offer you grace for the long run, He offers grace for at the moment.
  2. Jesse Can Thrive on Much less Sleep Than He Realized — Jesse has at all times wanted extra sleep than me. However this 12 months, he obtained up each single evening with a child for months on every — and he realized that, when wanted, he can thrive on much less sleep. (I feel it’s additionally related to level #1, too!)
  3. I Can Have a Child With out Having Postpartum Despair — I’ve at all times struggled with fairly intense PPD and nervousness for months after having a child. This time round, we approached issues very otherwise and I had virtually zero PPD or nervousness! It was wonderful!
  4. Foster Care is Brutal However Lovely — This was probably the most emotionally stretching years we’ve ever walked via. Falling in love and advocating laborious for a kid solely to say goode is brutal, however the recollections and classes we discovered and the way our hearts had been without end modified as a household is so stunning. Plus, we now have a candy boy AND his mama to like — which is such a present!
  5. Turning 40 Is Not a Horrible Factor — Jesse turned the large 4-Zero and he survived simply advantageous. 🙂
  6. I Am Not the Workaholic I As soon as Was — I labored rather a lot fewer hours this 12 months and anxious rather a lot much less about all issues working a enterprise. And it was wonderful! I spotted that I used to spend so much of time investing in and stressing over issues that actually don’t matter in the long term.
  7. Jesse Found That Audiobooks Actually Are Wonderful — I’ve been attempting to persuade him of this for a very long time, so this was a giant victory… in fact, then it meant that he ended up virtually beating me within the variety of audiobooks listened to!
  8. I’m Extra Extroverted Than I Realized — Having so many issues cancelled and spending a lot time at house taught me to worth and respect group a lot extra. AND, it helped me to understand that whereas I’ll at all times be an introvert at coronary heart, I actually, actually love being round life-giving folks. Zoom is simply no substitute for face-to-face group.
  9. Educating a Teen to Drive is Not as Exhausting as We Envisioned — Jesse and I’ve each gotten to tag staff collectively on educating Kathrynne to drive and it hasn’t been as laborious or as scary as we envisioned it is likely to be. (Jesse has performed much more of the educating than me and he’s really actually loved it!)
  10. We Actually Like Every Different — This may appear to be a bizarre factor to placed on our checklist of issues we’ve discovered, however with on a regular basis we spent at house this 12 months, we found anew simply how a lot we like one another and the way we simply love hanging out collectively.

Hear in to the episode to listen to us share our perspective and much more particulars on every of those classes.

In This Episode: 

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

[02:12] The primary is that God offers grace for the current not the long run.

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

[10:13] I discovered that I can have a child with out having PPD.

[16:14] Foster care is brutal however stunning.

[19:57] Turning 40 will not be a horrible factor.

[22:49] I’m not the workaholic that I as soon as was.

[26:29] Audiobooks actually are wonderful.

[27:45] I’ve discovered that I’m extra extroverted than I believed.

[29:25] Do you know educating a teen to drive will not be as laborious as you may assume?

[31:56] One of many biggest classes we’ve discovered is that we actually like one another.

[35:29] A fast quote to shut out the 12 months.

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