We did have a really good Christmas, though. I'm glad we didn't start getting this bug until afterwards.
With the end of the year most people look back over what their year was like and make some New Year resolutions. We've had a really bad year in most respects and I've decided to make a list of what I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for:
*my beautiful baby girl, who was born healthy and is such a sweety.
*my children, who hardly complained at all about our circumstances, and seem to have grown out of all that has happened.
*my husband who is a rock. I know he's nowhere near perfect but we just seem to complement each other in every way.
*Our house that is better than any house we have lived in before and is almost everything I want in a home.
*my family, who have been so supportive through the trials of this year with wisdom, finances, food, and shelter.
*Our God, who enabled us to come through this year whole and possibly better people than when we started, who doesn't do anything without a reason, even if we can't see that reason at the time.
There are plenty more reasons for me to be thankful and as I look out of the study window at the backyard with the long grass swaying in the slight breeze I know that where we are right now is where God wants us to be. I think I am most thankful to Him for helping us through this year, even when I wanted to punch someone in the face or break down into tears He stood there with us and went through everything that we went through and more.