Happy New Year!
We had a wonderful time at New Years with my family, almost all of us were gathered together, and those that were not, were greatly missed. My parents were in from Tennessee, we celebrated my dads 80th birthday, so it was a great time being all together. Of course miss Abby, stole the show, like she always seems to do.
This was a difficult Holiday this year for many people that I know, going through hard times during the Holidays can even make things harder. It is an added pressure, family coming in and everyone is supposed to be together. Emotions can run very high also, just trying to get everything done, wrapping, cooking, cleaning and so much more.
We have had our share of challenges and changes at the end of this past year. Seeing our oldest daughter start a new chapter without her husband, finding herself and trying to start over again. Also our youngest daughter has moved out and we were truly devastated.
Life has a way of marching on, moment by moment, and day by day. Before you know it, it has been months. Most days we are ok, happy and joyous but then feelings come in or a situation can make it really difficult. Through the difficult times you really see who your support system is. Family and friends have been so good to us, and God is our constant. Without him, don’t know how we could get through some of these days.
I look at Abby everyday and know how truly blessed we are. Not only has my family, friends, hubby and children been such a support but having Abby makes things so good for me. I have to get up in the morning, feed her, play with her, she depends on me.
Looking forward to new beginnings, memories, joy, laughter and so much more in this new year. We are still waiting for that much awaited call from the agency, we know that we have more love to give and share. Also that even through these hard times, God has put this on our hearts and souls. I can’t think of a better thing to put my hands to. To be a loving wife, mother, and a help to another child, a safe place.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. James 3:17
More to come!
It feels like fall is in the air, I actually love sweater weather and the leaves changing but I just don’t feel ready for the while stuff and the cold. Time sure does fly by, it seems like every year, I go through the motions of Christmas shopping but every year I’m just not ready. Once again I feel that way and it goes by so fast, we all shop and cook and then Christmas night, it’s over. Anyway, time marches on, whether you are ready or not.
Things have been busy and happy. This video I posted today, is of Abby, Maddie and Gabby, last weekend on Abby’s birthday party. They are so cute together, I can’t wait till the next time. Abby is constantly picking up new words, she is now calling Beka, Beta. So cute, all along we have been telling Beka and I think she thought we were just saying it but this weekend she heard it.
Every day is a new and has wonder to it, even on those gloomy dark days, Abby gives us all such joy. She makes everyone smile and laugh, even when she has been naughty. It is hard for me, waiting for the agency to call but I just have to be patient and know that God has it all figured out. He knows all things, just like he knew we were going to end up with Abby.
When life is difficult and we don’t have any control, which we never do anyway, I can rest in him, that he knows the end. He always gets us to where we need to be. There has been many times in my life, that I can look back and see him, see his path and ways right before me. It’s hard to put your trust in the unknown and just knowing. So right now I am human, and just keep praying and trusting in him.
I know that many people are going through difficult times, all kinds of problems, their kids, marriages, losing homes, sickness, worry, more things than I could ever list. So take heart and know he sees all, knows all and will get you through those difficult times. Sometimes he has to change you, or cut things off of you, but in the end it is worth it. Sometimes we need to grow, and didn’t even realize there was something wrong.
When we left our church a few years ago, there was so much that we didn’t even see that was wrong for us and our family. It was when we took a step back, we could really see clearly.
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14
More to come later!