Here’s to the Next Chapter

Gosh, this year has been an ad-ven-ture! I feel like it has gone by SO fast! Am I the only one that feels this way? We have met so many wonderful people and nonprofit organizations, I wish I had the time and money to give to all of them. We have celebrated good news, mourned loss, seen loss and have seen the health of those we love, deteriorate before us. I finally finished school at the beginning of this month, which is a HUGE accomplishment. I feel so thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to go back to school fulltime. Have you ever looked back over a span of time and realized God had your back the whole time? Well, he has, and he still does. When Marley got sick in 2013 and was in the hospital for a little over a month, I was thankful my job was so understanding. They worked with me so I could try to go back part-time after she was discharged. However, it was going to take months for recovery and even though my mom tried to help, Marley just didn’t want anyone else but me by her side. After a lot of praying and talking with my family, we decided it would be best for me to quit and stay home with her. It was a hard decision, but I have never looked back. I am SO thankful for my family. Despite having to go to a stricter budget and depend on the government as a single mom, I have been able to homeschool Marley from Kindergarten (she’s in 4th grade now). I have been able to obtain my undergrad degree and graduate degree as a fulltime student. I have been able to meet so many amazing people throughout the years that I am blessed to call my dear friends. I would have never been able to do that if I wasn’t a SAHM. Take a moment and look back over the last 6 months or a year or several years of your life. If you look at life like I do, you will see the lessons you’ve learned along the way and how God has been there for you every step of the way.

So here’s to the next chapter, 2020. I pray for many blessings in your life and if you have had a rough year, just remember God has a plan. It may not be the plan you have in mind but oh dear friend it will be an amazing adventure. The plan I had for my life sure doesn’t match where I am right now, it’s even better! But you must have faith and trust that he will get you through the storm.

I pray for a very Happy New Year and the only resolution to have is to build your faith in Jesus.