I have been reflecting back over this last year today as I realized of course that this is the last day of 2012. It was a DIFFICULT year, I am not going to lie. It brought about the passing of my wonderful step dad, which set a long set of major changes into place. I miss him every day so much, and I know this can't even begin to compare with how difficult it has been for my poor mom. My mom has moved in with us which brought major changes to our house and home for ALL of us. My middle son lost his ex-wife to an unexpected and early death. My niece was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and will now begin a long journey of chemo and treatments. My sister faced a major illness, and now my mother has broken her neck! And yet!! I can just as easily list a long list of blessings that our God has chosen to grant us as well. My hubby's job has gone so well, and business has been good. His hours are the best they have been in years, and we enjoy more time together during the work week than we have in probably the last 10 years or so. Our children and grandchildren are all healthy and growing and prospering. I soo enjoy the time I get to spend with my mom, in spite of the difficulties it has brought about. My Melly is expecting yet another baby! We spend quality time with ALL of our grandkids, get to sit under my son as he preaches the Word week by week, and made several trips to New Mexico as well. And I could go on and on. Yes, God's blessings are abundant! My prayer for all of us for the new year would be that we grow closer and closer to Jesus as He loves and cares for us, and blesses us with His peace, mercy and grace.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!
With much love, Debbie
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