2015 was a wonderful, awesome, and scary year. It wasn’t super eventful but it went way faster than I wanted, and somehow we are already in 2016! A new year always makes me nostalgic. I love the idea of a fresh start, and a chance to reflect on things that the previous year held. I’m a creature of habit, and don’t do well with change, but I have never been more excited for 2016.
My business was blessed more than I could have ever imagined, and I had the opportunity to freeze memories for the best clients in the world. I saw lots of births and lots of babies. Lots of laughter and lots of tears. And just a whole lot of happy. I can’t believe *this* is my job.
Brandon and I celebrated our fourth year of marriage, and kept the trend of being a family of two going for at least one more year. 🙂 We traveled to a few places, learned new things about being married, and praised God for another incredible year. I am so thankful that he’s my person, and that I get to do life with him.
We left the baby-making to our golden retriever, Sadie. 😉 She had 8 sweet pups, and one of them, Annie, is a part of our family. We’re crazy, apparently, and felt like our 2-bedroom house wasn’t cramped enough as it is. But we kind of like her a lot, so it’s ok.
In the summer we found out that my mom’s cancer had returned, which wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for. She endured two different forms of treatment, one that the cancer didn’t respond to, and one that really proved what a rock she is. Wednesday she has an appointment with her oncologist to see how she responded to the chemo she just finished.
I always make a list of goals and things that I would like to see happen in the new year. I have a list of things that I hope to accomplish for Brandon and me, physically, spiritually, and in our businesses, but at the top of my list right now is a good report for my mom this week. Obviously that isn’t something that we have much control over, and isn’t exactly a “goal,” but every ounce of my being so desperately yearns for good news. That a no-brainer, of course, but I say all of that to ask each of you to pray for just that on our behalf. Above all we want for Jesus to be glorified, and for this journey she’s been on to be evidence of His perfect grace.
Thank you all, so much, for such a great year. I’m so thankful for this small community of people that I’ve met through this business. I truly could never put into words how full my heart is.