I have been blogging since 2009. 11 years.
Some of you have been with me since that first year when I lost my mom to cancer.
You have been with me through my son’s hearing loss, my dad re-marrying, the adoption of our daughter, Jonathan on The Voice, two home renovations, and a decade of watching my children grow.
You are family to me (us.)
(Christmas Eve at my sister’s house.)
I think many of us could say that 2020 has been our hardest year together as an online family. Life has changed in ways we would have never expected for many of us.
Moving to a new state right before a national pandemic was definitely not what I expected for 2020. Being quarantined and socially distanced definitely didn’t help us make new friends or plant our roots deep into our new community. It’s been a lonely year at times and the fear of the unknown definitely reared it’s ugly head in our lives.
But through it all, one thing remained the same…JESUS.
When surrounded by so many”unknowns,” we found PEACE in knowing HIM.
This year has reminded me to not take our freedoms and simple blessings for granted. It’s reminded me that this is not my home. My home is in heaven. I’m just passing through.
This year has reminded me that my relationship with Jesus is the most important thing in my life.
It’s because of Jesus that I can face 2021 with a smile and a heart full of hope.
I look forward to this new year, and I am trusting him with each new day.
Friends, I know our relationship is a little one sided. You can come to my blog or follow me on social media to get peeks into my life. And I don’t always get to do that with you. I wish I could sit down for coffee (or sweet tea) with each of you, and ask you how you’re doing, find out about your family, pray with you, and of course, give you a BIG HUG!
Because even though I haven’t met most of you in real life…you are a still HUGE part of my life!
Your love and support of me and my family is one of my most precious earthly blessings.
I look forward to walking through 2021 with you!
ALL MY LOVE,