Happy New Year!

I trust everyone had a good Christmas? We certainly did! My last post was called seasons and we certainly went thru another rough season of life again in December. Nothing I want to make public, but I will just ask that you join me in praying for our teen while he tries to figure out this thing called life! 

So after all that we went thru in December, Christmas week itself was amazing! We had our usual quiet Christmas at home with the boys and then spent a few days with my family in Canada, it was so nice! We rang in the new year at home with our boys and God has already begun blessing us in the new year as we have welcomed home our first of two dogs! Her name is Rosie and she’s great! 

2016 was a bad year for a lot of people and a lot of reasons and I am happy and relieved to say we are already looking forward to several blessings in this brand new year! Promotion, grad school, dogs, more chickens, worship in the adirondacks… are just a few things  that have me excited! I look forward to seeing our list of blessings grow and I pray that you are blessed this year too! 

God recently showed us what trusting Him looks like as well as what our faithfulness leads to! I hope that you never forget who created you and who is in charge, sometimes it is easy to forget that we don’t always get what we want when we want but that God is in charge of what comes in and out of our lives. It is also easy to sometimes forget to lean on Him in times of trouble but He stuck thru our recent storms with us and I will always praise Him for that and the ways He blesses and strengthens us!

Some of the biggest things I have learned in 2016 are that if you can bless others in any way, do it and go big if you can! The feeling of knowing you made a difference in someone’s life is pure joy! I’ve also learned a little more about leaning on God. Nothing is ever too big for Himand worrying solves none of it. 

The boys and I are easing back into school and lessons, and I have been having fun rearranging our house. Here is to a blessed and fruitful year for all of us!

~Melanie

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