...while I have very similar feelings to that of a year ago — what a difference this year has made. I am not sure I can actually articulate the difference, but I know I am not the same person I was one year ago. My family has shaped me. You, the people of Redeemer, have shaped me. Experiences have shaped me. And I am confident that there are things of which I am unaware of that have shaped me. Again, I am not sure I can tell you the actual differences, but I have a profound sense that I am not the same person as I was one year ago.