Well 2012 is coming to a close. As it ends I love thinking back on all that has happened in our lives. That could be a book in itself.
Over the past year our family has grown stronger in The Lord & He has blessed us beyond measure. We have made new friends & rekindled some old friendships. He has given us time together as a family & carried us through some rough patches.
Mike has continued to do an incredible job for our county while juggling school and family. I admire him so much for his continued diligence in getting his masters even though I know it has to be a challenge. He has won multiple tournaments on the Golf Channel Amatuer Tour and continues to use that as a way of witnessing to others. We are so very proud of him. He loves us and never fails to put our needs before his.
Mary Elizabeth - WOW! Just look at her! You can not look at our amazing 19 year old and not know what a mighty God we serve. So thankful!
Michala is becoming more & more of a teenager each & everyday. Still our amazing God gives us the love & patience to care for her.
Marlee Anne bless her old soul. The other day when we left my mom's her concern was how does she get her mail from the mailbox. Before we reached the top of the street she wanted to know what happens if she falls in the bathtub. Oh my! She is constantly keeping an eye and a heart out for someone in need or someone that she can help. What a beautiful child she is. My constant reminder that God's got this.
Abe oh my sweet boy Abe. I know I have said it before but I never understood that love a mother has for her son. It's so incredibly powerful. Even in his most recent struggles we have caught glimpses of his precious personality.
I look back over the year & right now I see all the incredible blessings that could only come from our loving God. Those blessing include so many of you that have helped brighten up our days with a text, an email, a visit, diapers, wipes, a CD, a coffee or a meal. You will never know how much each of you mean to us.
My prayer for each of you for 2013 is that you know our awesome God & have a personal relationship with Him. I do not want to be in Heaven without a single one of you. I pray that it's filled with so many blessings. I pray any struggle that you endure you feel God's loving arms in some way.
My wish for 2013 is to let Jesus shine in all I do. Bless others, create more smiles than frowns & have more happy tears than sad ones.
However you bring in the New Year please do it safely. Please do not drink & drive. Let those you love know that you love them. Start the New Year off right.
Our love to ya' ll!