My kids have grown and changed this year. I got to see the Lord work specifically in their lives. They got to see answered prayers, friendships grow, and the Lord take them out of their comfort zone to show us His will.
I will forever be grateful for 2015. On this day last year we sat down with our kids and told them we had no idea what the Lord had in store for 2015. We told them we knew some big changes were coming and we were going to follow wherever the Lord would lead us. We prayed for direction and guidance and the Lord began to lay out His timeline. If you told me it that day what was ahead, I am not sure I would have believed you.
Blessings in 2015:
Our house went under contract in 7days.
BBP & SGA offered me jobs that would work perfectly in our world and structure.
We spent 7 months living with and doing life with some amazing people...every day was confirmation of the Lord working and putting us right where He wanted us.
The Lord lead us on a path through 5 houses...good and bad, until He confirmed the right one for us.
Our home closed on 11/12/2015, exactly 13 years from closing on our 1st home (11/12/02), and exactly 7 months from moving in with our roomies.
The "right" home was under the price range we were searching in, very similar to our old house (that I loved :), and had SO many of the little things on our "list" (fireplace, big wooded backyard, etc.)
And the Lord's timing had us spending two amazing holidays in our new home...we are so thankful. I have no idea what His next steps and plans for us will be, but we are committed to following Him in everything.
We are looking forward to 2016 with anticipation, new beginnings, and excitement. Our prayer is that we carry over the lessons learned from 2015.