Tuesday, January 22, 2013


2013 will be a good year.

I don't anticipate that there won't be bumps and obstacles to overcome this year, yet there's a relief that we won't have to repeat any of the challenges that met us in 2012. 

I am thankful that while the Lord pruned us, He gave us strength to grow through pain.  I am full of praise and in awe of our great and merciful God.

Alec is back in school.  Public school.  This is necessary for his healing--as well as ours.  Just when you think you have worked through an area of hurt, another 'trigger' rears its ugly head, and we have to learn to reset our hearts and minds in order to have success.  We have been blessed to find a school with truly compassionate teachers, and an administration that wants to see us all succeed.  What a difference it makes to have a 'team'...I didn't realize how alone I was at the last school until I saw how wonderfully supportive the staff at the new school is. 

Today is Annlise's 11th birthday.  I have no clue how she got to this age so quickly!  She is such a happy, bubbly, friendly young lady....with a heart made for loving!  We presented her with a gift before school:  a hamster cage.  She was so delighted, and shreeked with joy.  We will be going sometime this week for her to adopt her furry little creature, and pick out the toys for the cage.

Thank you Lord for your Love.