God has showed me so much about himself this year. He is like no other, choosing to press into Him and draw closer has proved to be indescribably amazing. This year I learned about the unending Love of Christ, the amazing, life altering grace of God, the empowering & teaching of the Holy Spirit, the righteousness of God.
Early in the year I was so excited to join the team of Oakland County Press bloggers.
The 2 men in my life getting their motorcycles. Andrew has always wanted to ride, but I had been fearful, God gave me a peace about him riding, and within a few months Andrew got a motorcycle for free! And Drew of course loves to ride too, so he saved up his money and bought his own ride.
We discovered our favorite show: Duck Dynasty. We have laughed so hard!! And the best is when the entire family sat around on thanksgiving watching episode after episode, and the cousins learning a new phrase "He Gone!"
Seeing Drew ride his bike all by himself, no training wheels.
Seeing Emma's personality and interests come out. She is a great story teller. I didn't know she could really speak in correct sentences until around a family bonfire one night, we decided to tell stories, to which she said " Once upon a time there was a little bird." She was just 2 years old!!! She also loves baby dolls and singing.
Raising our "surprise caterpillars" was such a fun and memorable thing we did with the kids. We even got to see "Emma butterfly" fly away. So neat!
Selling our house, after 7 years of trying to sell it, we finally quit trying, we got completely content and planned to live there indefinitely. Then God informed us "It is time." It sold in 2 days! Praise Him!!
Seeing Drew and Emma developer a love for gardening, planting and harvesting. Every year it is one of the highlights of the summer, working in he garden everyday and eating of it's produce.
We had a mini marriage retreat with a few friends. I love the bonding moment of shooting rifles together and playing the "Made up game", and Hillary's clue of "Ma ma ma ma ma ma". (Ask me about that one!)
Hearing my good friend Melanie declare "Jesus is my Savior!!!!" And seeing her grow in faith!!
Having a wonderful Christmas!! It began with our annual family Christmas party in Frankenmuth, having a magical and delicious Christmas evening with my husbands parents before heading to North Carolina, where we spent the rest of the holidays! We had fun family gatherings with lots of singing, white elephant, Euchre, Encore, games and laughter. What a way to end a spectacular year. Praise God for an amazing 2012!! Can't wait to see what he has in store for this year!!