Well 2009 has come to an end. We had a wonderful year, so much has happened and so many lessons learned (we hope we learned them). As I sit here reflecting on this past year, I am so thankful!! My heart is full of love and joy for 2009.
I was blessed and able to finally do what I have wanted to for 3 1/2 years. I was able to be a stay at home mommy and be with my children. I loved it, although I will admit some days got boring and too routinish for me, I still wouldn't trade it for the world.
I married my "soul-mate", ok so maybe I don't really believe in "soul-mates" but if I did, I'm certain Lover Boy would be mine. We had a nice small simple wedding that was perfect. After our wedding we faced our struggles as I know all newly weds face some sort of struggle in the beginning.
When Lover Boy first lost his job, only days (4 to be exact) after our wedding, we didn't know what to do. Fortunately my dad had asked if I wanted to go back to work 2 days a week, I had agreed to and so when lay offs made their way to Lover Boy we at least knew that I would be bringing in a little bit to help out. Lover Boy made many great attempts and sacrifices to find work...but nothing worked out. Work picked up at my job and I was able to do full time...Such a blessing!! I hated working....HATED IT...but it was a blessing that my family needed.
Through our struggles we grew so much closer. We learned to rely on each other and become each others best friend. We shared almost every moment of every day together for 5 months. Most newly weds can't say that unless they are quite a bit older than we are. It was a trial, but such a wonderful blessing. Our family grew so close to each other and I'm so glad that the little ones were able to spend so much time with their dad.
And we were so blessed with the perfect ending to our year. Lover Boy got a job!! (I'm doing a happy dance as I type this)
We will all live Happily Ever After as we learn to trust in the Lord, trust his timing, and enjoy the day as we live it and not long for the future.
Cheers to 2010 and all the experiences to come:)