Like most years you started with much ambition, goal-setting and prayer. Like most years though things happen and the plans started usually ended before you began Spring. 2010 you move too quickly as I saw the birth of my fourth child and then the other children turn 2, 4 and 5. You are relentless in how you keep moving forward and before I could even get a handle on you now you are leaving. You did not bring me much comfort this year as I saw Haiti become devastated and people dying all over the world. 2010 you are unforgiving. I wish you would slow down so I could tell all of the people how much I love them and miss them. 2010 you did bring a lot of good to the ministry here as we had a few amazing souls baptized: Meredith, Hannah, Rebecca, Morgan, Derek, Elijah and probably others I have forgotten. Friends graduated, 2010, and moved away quicker than I could say good-bye. 2010I am not sure what to make of you. You are an enigma wrapped up in a mystery. I wish you would not leave so fast though because next year I turn 30 and I am scared, nervous, and confused about the possibilities that are ahead. However, if my 30s are going to be better than my 20s then I am ready for it but if you would just wait 2010 then I could prepare myself for 2011. Like most years, 2010, you brought both life and death, sadness and happiness, frustration and fulfillment which leaves us wanting. I just have a request from you then I will leave you alone. Will you talk to your friend 2011 before you leave and tell him that I want a better year? Will you tell him to slow down so I can enjoy my kids better? Will you tell him to bring reflection, contemplation and celebration to my life so I can be all that I can be for Main Street and my family? Good-bye 2010 and I am thankful you came into my life…I will think about you often.