Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Looking forward to 2014....

Another year has come and gone...I can't believe how fast!  First, let me say, I am so thankful for my Heavenly Father, my family and friends....these relationships have helped me to grow and have challenged me to be better over this past year.  With that said, it wasn't the easiest year for our family and I'm not too sad to see it go.  In the midst of everything though, God has been more real in my life than almost anytime before.

I won't go into all the details of our year...that would probably bore most of you.  And the reality is, not all has been bad.  Scott took a new position at the University as Vice President of a university Relations and is loving what he's doing!  It truly is a great fit for him!  He is now finished with most of the coursework for his PHD and will be spending the next year or so working on his dissertation.  Hopefully he will finish in early 2015!  He is extremely busy, but still manages to be very present in our family...he just sleeps very little it seems:).

Cody is in his sophomore year at SNU and Zach is a senior in High school.  Both are still trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives.  It's definitely a time of excitement and uncertainty, but I know God wants to use them in whatever they decide to do.  As a mom, it's hard to let go and let them try to work through these things, but I know they need to to grow.

This time next year, Scott and I will be 'empty nesters'.  That's so weird to say and I still don't know how I feel about it:/. Being a mom has been the greatest joy...I've been a mom now for half my life!  I know it doesn't end just because my kids are in just changes.  Some days I'm excited about it and other days I dread it!  I'm really praying about what's next and where God wants to use me...the possibilities are endless, which is exciting too!  

Thanks to those of you that have prayed for our family and loved us through the past year.  God has been faithful and I know He will continue to be in the coming year.  He is good!!  I pray that 2014 is the best yet for my family and friends!

Happy New Year!!

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