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Farewell 2017!!!

Well here we are. The final hours of 2017.  As I reflect on this year, I am reminded of the ups, downs, victories, defeats, joys and sorrows that we have encountered. But through it all, God has remained faithful to my family and I would not change a thing. I am a firm believer that everything, good and bad, happens for a reason. I am grateful for the people I have met and those that I have reconnected with this year. If I have learned anything this year, it's that we should always seek to be better neighbors, better spouses, better parents and better friends. I hope that I have done just that for someone this year.

One of the biggest things I am grateful for this year is my family. The move from Knoxville to Huntsville was not the easiest. There were many moments when I questioned if this was where we needed to be. But God always reminded us of how he orchestrated our transition here. So there is no doubt we are where we need to be at this time. God has provided for us in many ways here and I am forever thankful.

I pray that 2018 is a blessed year for everyone. To all the mommies out there, I pray you worry less and pray more. I pray your love for Christ deepens as well as your love for your family. I pray that you keep pushing forward and continue to seek God's will for your life. Remember, the same God who sits on the throne in 2017 will still be on the throne in 2018.


Happy New Year, mamas!!

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