Today is an important day for it is when we celebrate our Lord’s birth and serves as an ever constant reminder of the grace we have been given. On this day I am more than thankful, but am humbled by the amazing grace He has given to me and my family this past year. In reflection I am reminded that this life of ours is never without challenge, sacrifice or pain. Just because I walk in faith – it doesn’t mean I, or my family, does not struggle or face uncertainty with the same fear or anxiety that others experience. But, it is because I walk in faith that He is revealed to me and it is because of that I find my ability to place one foot in front of the other despite what this world may throw my way.
2015 has been a wonderful year full of the unexpected, sadness, remembrance and love. It has been a year of many blessings and new experiences both personally, professionally and within my own marriage. This year my husband and I faced miscarriage, but remained strong and faithful that in His timing we would experience parenthood. Today, I sit in my 30th week of pregnancy anxiously (and somewhat patiently) awaiting our son’s arrival in the next couple months. This year I remember the love of a sister lost, but have found gratitude through my healing. And it was in this year that I’ve grown in my writing and have finally found a voice for my blog! It’s exciting to see the evolution of something so personal and continue to envision the growth 2016 will bring for this tiny corner of mine.
I don’t know what to expect in 2016, even when welcoming Greyson into this world, but I am confident that despite any shortcomings or struggles I know He is walking with us and will be our guiding light when things appear to be darkening. It is on this day my cup runneth over and stand in appreciation of the life I’ve been given and even more-so, a life I share with my husband.
From my family to yours, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a blessed new year!
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Before parting with you all, here’s a little peek from our maternity shoot when visiting with a dear friend and his wife yesterday. I just love how they turned out and am so thankful – for these will be photos we’ll treasure forever.