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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ready To Ring In The New Year!

I love new beginnings.  The year 2009  was such a refreshing year for me.  That year I began a women's bible study with my mom and recovered from a long overdue hysterectomy.    
I completely expected that 2010 would  be all that and so much more.  Boy was I wrong. 

2010 started off bad and has continued to be the most difficult of all my years thus far.  January was the month my oldest son and youngest grandchild would be homeless on the streets in 10 degree weather.  Our youngest grandchild came to live with us for four months, mid January, my dear brother-in-law was at the  lowest time in his life, I made a very costly mistake in mid February, our daughter was diagnosed with PSAS, (poly cystic ovarian syndrome), a life changing condition that among other things, greatly affects the ability to become pregnant and June 17th, Jake went to be with our heavenly Father.  

September 14th, our daughter Emily presented us with an ultrasound picture (9 weeks and 5 days). What a prescious blessing.  I had spent the earlier part of that day crying over Jake.  A few hours later I was laughing and jumping up and down with joy.  If it's God's will, we will have a new grandchild on April 15th, 2011.  I can't wait to ring in the new year.        

I believe that God rewards faithfullness and our family has been so faithfull to love the Lord, especially in the midst of our pain and suffering.  Our family is so thankfull for the hopes of a new arrival, a brother and sister moving so close to home, a new church we call home and so many more things we are thankfull for.  God truly is good!

Once my mom tutors me on how to reply, I plan to visit all the blog spots of all her blogging sisters.  I have read so many of your replies to her.  I am truly gratefull and amazed at the power of your written words.  You have inspired my mom and our entire family with your beautiful words.

God Bless You...Shari...         


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


 Today is my very first post on my very first blog.
My original purpose was a desire to connect with other women who have lost their younger brothers in death.  During the process of creating this blog, I realized that I can connect with people who share many common interests, not just in the loss of a younger brother.  I am a woman who loves sharing stories of inspiration and recovery.  I am excited to connect with others and share my passion for children, nature, growth in God's word and all the excitement that tomorrow brings.