Closing Out Our Most Challenging Year

Through all of the trials we’ve faced this year we’ve been reminded of God’s faithfulness. He shared our joy and stretched our hearts when we welcomed our baby boy into this world. And again as we welcomed our nephew. He shared our grief and wiped away our tears when we learned that Thomas was blind. He shared our fear and gave us hope when we learned dad’s chemo stopped working. He shared our worry and gave us healing through my double mastectomy. He’s wiped away many tears, brought us to our knees countless times, put the broken pieces of our hearts back together and held us closer than ever this year. And that is the reason we are still smiling, folks.

Here’s to a happy and HEALTHY 2016!




  1. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    December 31, 2015 / 11:29 am

    Amen.You have had a very testing year but your faith and love have got you through the darkest of days. Wishing you only the very best for 2016 special friend x

  2. Amy
    December 31, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    Wishing your family do much happiness & healthiness during 2016!

  3. Kristy @ Rejoice and Repeat
    December 31, 2015 / 12:58 pm

    Amen to that! I'm tired of (but thankful for) all the doctor visits and meds that our family has had this past year. While I still have a little ways to go, I'm optimistic that the Lord will grant us health in this new year. Happy New Year and may it be blessed!

    • Thúy Nguyễn
      January 8, 2016 / 8:30 am

      Nhằm hướng tới những khách hàng sở hữu một căn hộ không rộng rãi, trang tri noi that đã mang đến một bộ sưu tập khá chi tiết các sản phẩm do go phong khach, do go noi that phong ngu, do go noi that nha bep với màu sắc êm dịu, chẳng hạn như màu xám, màu gỗ tự nhiên, màu vàng…mang lại một cảm giác thoải mái cho căn phòng, đồng thời tạo thêm điểm nhất cho căn phòng bằng một chiếc ghế sofa , tu bep khá sáng tạo. Nếu bạn còn không có nổi thời gian để mua sắm một diện tích làm việc, hãy xem xét do go noi that van phong của chúng tôi, nó tận dụng tối đa diện tích cho căn phòng, một chiếc bàn gập vừa đựng đủ một chiếc laptop và vài cuốn vở, phía trên có ngăn nhỏ đựng sách. Nếu bức tường trước mặt bạn quá tẻ nhạt và buồn chán, nếu bạn là một người năng động và sáng ạo, hãy chọn cách trang trí gia cong sat, sat my thuat,gia cong inox để sở hữu một căn phòng làm việc vừa độc đáo vừa thú vị

  4. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    December 31, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    Wishing you and your sweet family lots of health and happiness this year!!

  5. Sarita @ it's my girls' world
    December 31, 2015 / 2:30 pm

    Only the very best for you guys in 2016!! Your faith is truly special!

  6. Jo
    December 31, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    You sure have had a heck of a year girlfriend! Sending wishes and prayers for a fabulous 2016 for you and your sweet fam! xo

  7. Jillian Manesh
    December 31, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    CHEERS to a happy and healthy 2016!!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  8. Sara Elizabeth
    December 31, 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I was actually thinking about reaching out to you earlier this week, so perfect timing!! You've been an amazing example of strength and faith this year! Here's hoping that 2016 is a little easier on your sweet family and cheers to the end of a beautiful (albeit trying) year!!

  9. Traci
    December 31, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Wishing you & your family a year filled with blessings!

  10. Courtney@PancakesandSparkles
    December 31, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    Wishing your family joy, happiness and a year full of good health!

  11. C
    December 31, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    wishing you a happy and healthy new year- the grace you've shown this last year has been inspiring.

  12. Cassie
    December 31, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Love your faith! Lots of prayers for your family next year. 2015 has definitely had some crazy ups and lousy downs for us too.

  13. Hanging with the Hirsts
    January 1, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    You have had a challenging year but God has truly been faithful this whole journey! Y'all have a great testimony of your faith in God and don't ever stop sharing that with the world!

  14. Cari
    January 1, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    The value of the internet is finding blogs of complete strangers who inspire you; your strength and love for your family makes me hopeful for the things I am going through that pale in comparison to what you have had to go through. You are amazing and I pray for you and your family and hope that 2016 brings you joy. xoxo

  15. Crystal
    January 1, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Happy new year to you and your beautiful family!

  16. Regine Karpel
    January 1, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    Happy New Year!

  17. Kelly
    January 2, 2016 / 1:31 am

    I aspire to your faithfulness!!!

  18. Kristin
    January 2, 2016 / 1:32 am

    You have had such a challenging year but you have handled with so much grace! I love to read how you cope with all of the ups and downs – thank you for your perspective! Happy 2016!

  19. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    January 2, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Your positive attitude is nothing short of amazing. I cannot tell you how refreshing your blog is. There are so many blogs filled with constant complaining and negativity and they haven't gone through half of the trials that you have, yet you remain hopefully and positive. You are an amazing lady and God is doing big things through you! Here's to 2016 xoxox

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