Can you believe it? Not only do we get a new year this year, we also get a new decade! The twenty-teens have been a decade of change for our family. Our kids have graduated high school, tech school, gotten married and had kiddos of their own. Interesting and abundant are a couple of words that come to mind when describing the last decade.
2019 is a year many of us seem to be glad to see going. It’s been a year marked with CRAZY weather, CRAZY markets (both crop and cattle) and plenty of crises. Three of our parents faced significant health problems with the last one still awaiting some test results. Our daughter-in-law battled pre-eclampsia before delivering a beautiful little girl. We had two dear family friends doing spiritual battle on behalf of their kids and some mental health issues. We’ve lost friends and family this year. Every time it seemed like things were turning around and would be on an upswing, something else would happen.
2019 blessings were abundant just as the challenges were. We added a new granddaughter, Casey in June. We celebrated the amazing success of our market heifer and our Maine heifer being shown by local youths. We celebrated a few other youth in their successes with our calves. Mike got his evening shift back at work. The women’s life group studied (and are changed by) the book Fervent. I sold a house for a good friend. The girls and I launched a new meat company that has been greeted with much enthusiasm.
I’m very much looking forward to 2020 and the new blessings it has in store. None of us knows what tomorrow holds, much less what next year holds, but I do know that God holds our future in His hands. And I’m good with that. He has been with us trough the blessings and the trials and always will be. I pray that you have this assurance for 2020 and that you can find the blessings of a new year and a new decade.
Happy New Year,