Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY New Year

It's 2011. And I'm breathing a BIG sigh of relief. I can honestly say that I'm glad 2010 is over - it was a hard year for us. I haven't shared most of these things here, but some of the things we've been dealing with are:
  • My husband has been laid off from two different jobs in the past year. He has been unemployed for a total of 6 months, with no end in sight.
  • We are facing foreclosure on our house. The mortgage company is unwilling to actually, truly try to help us.
  • We lost our fourth baby in September, at 16 weeks gestation.
  • My 24 year old brother was diagnosed with testicular cancer this fall.
Through it all, though, I can say that my God has been near. He has provided for us in ways I would have never imagined. It has been a blessing to have my husband home with us and to have the time together as a family that we would not have otherwise had. The loss of our tiny son, whom we named Morgan Daniel, while heartbreaking, has actually brought my husband and I closer together, and ignited a spiritual renewal in both of us. While it stinks that my brother has cancer, it is a type that is 90% curable. I can even say that should he not be in that 90%, he is a Christian, and I know where he will go, should he lose this fight. We will lose our home, but have two sets of parents that are more than willing to allow us to live with them as long as we need. Things could be so much worse. We are healthy and happy, even though we may be struggling financially. We have a roof over our heads and food to eat. We are together. We have Christ, and no one can take Him away from us.

1 comment:

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

We have Christ, and no one can take Him away from us.

Amen, sister!

Keep counting your blessings. An attitude of gratitude keeps bitterness from taking root.