"Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good: His love endures forever."
Around our house we have had MUCH to be thankful about lately. We feel beyond blessed and the Lord has been gracious to us when we definitely do not deserve it. Our eyes have been opened to so much more than ourselves and we are seeking to start the new year off with a new perspective and a renewed enthusiasm for serving God, each other, and those around us.
On the top of the list of the things we are so thankful for is that our sweet little girl is back to her spunky old self! She is such a blessing to us and God has used her mightily to teach us many lessons....many of which we are still trying to learn!
We have also received another wonderful blessing of a new family member! Brody Joseph Young was born January 5th. We were unable to go see him at the hospital (we were still a little too sick for that), but we were able to go meet the sweet guy on Saturday. (More pictures to come!)
We have had a winter storm, so Robert, Ellington, and I have been enjoying extra time together! We have pretty much been stuck at our house together but we have had the best time just hanging out. We really treasure our time together because of the path we have had to walk down with being apart so much. (Don't worry...more snow pictures to come as well!)
Speaking of the path we have been on recently...the biggest news around here and our plea that has been met by God is that Robert is no longer on 2nd shift and has been moved back to 3rd shift! Praise the Lord! For the last 8 months we have been struggling mightily and have felt so hopeless about the situation. It was so hard on our family and such a challenge. God used it to strengthen and change us, but we are SO glad it's over. We will now have several hours a day to spend together as a family. We feel so blessed and overwhelmed. I literally feel like a weight has been lifted off of me. Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support over the last months. We really feel like we have a new lease on life and can't wait for all this year holds for us!