Dec 31

On New Year’s Eve

Last year at this time, we were living in Alabama. I didn’t know yet that I was pregnant (although we were hoping). We knew Tim was going to be looking for a new job soon, but I had no idea we were going to hear God’s call to bring us to Colorado! So much can change in a year!

This year has been full of many changes and many challenges, and also full of many blessings. I am grateful to God for His provision for our family. During the first six months of 2010, after Tim resigned from his job, we were “living on a prayer” month-to-month, yet we made it through! When we accepted Tim’s new job here in Colorado, we had the full support of family and friends back home to help with our transition and move. I had a healthy and mostly uncomplicated pregnancy that made it possible to move at 35 weeks. Once we arrived in Colorado, we were immediately welcomed into our new, supportive, loving and enthusiastic church body. The girls had friends from day one…and I don’t think I can describe how important that was to me. My parents were able to come visit us just before Sarah Joy was born, and she arrived four weeks after our move, perfect and healthy and truly a joy to our family.

This year has also been full of “firsts”. First time to see Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. First time to be the one with the “different” accent! First time to see it snow and not have the grocery stores run out of milk. First time to use a midwife. First 9 lb. baby!

I am ending this year with a heart full of gratitude toward God, and, I hope, more faith than I had when the year began. I hope that God will grow my faith every year, and that I will always be mindful of His blessings.

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