This past holiday season was wonderful yet difficult. Wonderful because we spent much time together as a family and I really enjoy having all of my kids and my grandson together. We also got some big projects accomplished which has taken some pressure off of me - always a good thing!
Difficult because many people we know and love, experienced the death of a loved one between November and now. Our hearts still grieve with you all, yet we know He is faithful and that all of this will work together for good to those who love Him. It's so hard to see when you are in the middle of it, but take heart and know that even the hard things are gifts from Him. I believe this is where faith and trust come in...faith that He is a loving Abba and trust that He is in control of all things. We are so grateful to Him!
I almost made my weight loss goal for 2013. I began August 1st with the goal of 10 pounds a month. Boy...that first month was e a s y! The others? not so much. I came very close though - loosing 46 pounds. I feel better, except for the baggy clothes thing going on. I have more energy and have been blessed to have been healthy through all of it! I'm setting a new goal...35 lbs. by the end of May. I know this will be harder but I am determined! I also hope to spend more time with Rod...my stern and grump taskmaster. We still have that love/hate relationship!
I am working on some new things in 2014...new for my family which ultimately means it will be something new for y'all too. Here's the list with questions for you!