This year has held many changes, adventures, challenges and memories.
At the beginning of the year we finalized Ella Bear’s Arizona adoption, and I’ll never forget us all gathered around with the judge, looking at camera phones and loudly proclaiming,
“WE ARE FAMILY!”
We never needed a judge to tell us that we were, but to have that finalization was a blessing and a memory I’ll never forget.
Early January the Lord released David from his job, the company was changing and merging and it ended up being the perfect time for him to start a new chapter in his career. After two really exciting and blessed job transitions (the second being an unexpected gift from God in His perfect timing) he is back doing what he loves, back in the pharmacy world. We are grateful that God closes doors and opens them, He is our sole provider.
We spent a little time traveling in the spring, visiting some of our dearest friends whom we have missed since their big move, each moment together was sweet and oh so precious.
This summer, I turned the big 3-0. Can you believe it? In some moments I feel so young and green, and in others I feel like I’ve lived a lifetime. My sweet husband made it a birthday for the books, throwing me TWO surprises in one night. A girls dinner with my closest friends, and another get together later in the night with spouses and children. It was a night I’ll never forget.
This summer we also had the joy of out-of-town visitors, five sweet souls over the course of a month and a half. Each one filled my cup, and the memories with them still makes my heart full. The coming of each of them was something God-ordained, His generosity never ending.
In August, school started for the littles, and the Lord helped me see some of Christian’s passions; while opening a door for Ella to go to a part-time Pre-School program that she loves and does so, so well in. Both these babies are so bright and clever, keeping me on my toes, growing me as a mom, and showing me grace when I fall.