Another thing that has changed is that we will not be a 4H family this year and half of our spring and summer will not be fixated on getting ready for the county fair. I will certainly miss those days and I will be looking for ways to help with the fair and the horse shows since we won't be as involved this year. That makes me sad, but I know that it thrills my husband as he was not as thrilled as I was to be a part of such a wonderful organization. If your children have never been involved, I highly suggest that you check into it as it is a fabulous learning experience for children.
2015 also brought heartache as we buried many that were too young. I lost two friends in a little over a week apart from cancer and struggled with how God could take such beautiful ladies at such a young age. I am thankful that my dear friend, Shirley was able to attend our class reunion just a few short weeks before her death. My friend, Angie, was such an inspiration as I watch her battle the disease with such grace and strength that only God could provide. I had not seen her in years due to a distance that life had taken us apart, but it was as if I were there with her daily struggles, as I followed her journey on Facebook.
2016 is going to bring many changes to our lives as well as years always do. However, I will face the changes with grace and a willingness to accept for God's will to be done. I look forward to my granddaughter turning one and I look forward to the many learning experiences she will have the next year. I look forward to another year of marriage with my amazing husband and I look forward to seeing what my girls will be doing in a year. I plan to take many more photos and I hope to provide each family member with a scrapbook of our year for Christmas. It will be an exciting and fun time for all, I hope.
I look forward to many new blog posts and I look forward to meeting new friends here as well. I hope that if you know of a farm blog that is worthy reading or one of a moms daily life at home with her children or a home school blog that is worthy reading, Please share with me in the comments so that I may help someone else get some page views this year.
May God keep each of you safe and well in the new year! God Bless!!