Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy new year!

I can't believe that another year is gone.  And although there have been some trials that have tested my faith and broken my heart. I am so thankful for them, they have made me stronger and have brought me closer to God. I am able to start the new year with an overwhelming feeling of peace. Because there is so much more than what we can see, or understand. This passed year I have learned that faith means letting go of everything, and giving everything to God. And then waiting for him to unfold the plan that he has for me. I have learned that my timing is not necessarily God's timing. This has been a very hard lesson for me. I want things to happen now and the way I think they should. I am sure this lesson will continue on through the year 2012. I am so thankful for all of the good things that have happened in 2011. I had an amazing opportunity to go to Bulgaria. My eyes were opened to a world I did not know existed. I made some new friends and cannot wait to see them again when we go back in March. I am thankful for my foster son and for my Job. I have seen Mariah grow and learn so much this past year and I am excited to see what she will do next. My youngest is 4 going on 17. Miranda has grown into such an amazing person. And, soon she will graduate and face the world on her own. Chandler is a Junior. He has such a caring heart. I love watching him with my grandparents, he is the one who says we need to go visit them, and he is the first to sit by my grandpa and ask how he is doing. Savannah is a freshmen, and doing so well in school, I love how she is a friend to everyone. Travis and I celebrated our 10th anniversary. And, I am grateful for his support and being such a loving and caring Dad to our little girls. My motto for this year is from psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God" this scripture brings me great peace in a world that is so uncertain.  I am looking forward to 2012, I can't wait to see what God has planned for our family this year.

Christmas 2011

We had a really good Christmas. The older kids were with their dad so it was just the little ones. Cianna got a pink scooter and rides it everywhere. Mariah got a basket ball hoop but, won't let me play with her because I am a girl. she keeps telling me she needs a boy to play with her. Chandler got a gun and the big girls got makeup and clothes.