Many job promotions...at least 9! It takes a lot to feed this crew! With every job promotion came a new addition to our family.
We have seen a lot on this journey of ours. Many years of growing and learning as we have faced life together. We have lost a lot but have gained so much more. Sometimes it's in the losing that you learn what really matters. Learning to let go of selfish desires and dreams. Learning to embrace a life shared with so much love...most days! Learning to let God lead even when I'm gritting my teeth wanting my own way. Learning to trust God...that His ways are so much better. Trusting that He is God and worthy of ALL my praise! All of the time!
The next few months will bring a lot of life changing events for our family. I am armed and ready...but am I? Some days I look ahead and say...But How God? He simply says...Trust me and rest under the shadow of my wings!
Our first event....
Remember me talking about a second surgery for the love of my life? It's in 2 weeks and will be a little more than we had thought. He seems to have developed a cyst on the bone in his ankle with possible infection. That will have to be cleaned and filled along with the surgery to repair the ligaments and a rod being placed through his ankle. I knew I should have gone to nursing school! Very soon Scooter Duder will ride again!
Our next event....
We will be saying
So thankful for Skype!!!!!
And God's answer to all my questions....
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Our final life changing event and the most wonderful way to end this very stress filled year....
The birth of our very first sweet little granddaughter...Reese Elizabeth! Just a few more weeks....Our family can't wait!
This past weekend my love and I did get a chance to go away and celebrate the 28 years we have had. Resting for the journey ahead. Whatever that will be. I'm sure next year will be just as exciting...A wedding and a new daughter to start with! I know God has a plan... a great one! We have come too far to doubt Him now! Counting every moment that we have been given ....
Very thankful for each of them!