It feels like I just blinked and 2022 was here!

You know what I don’t like about blogging so infrequently? It’s that so much transpires in the interim and I feel like I have to bring my blog up to speed before I can begin my musings. But by the time I feel like I’m almost up to date, life takes over and I still haven’t had a chance to muse.

At the risk of falling into that trap again (the bring the blog up to speed but fail to find time to muse trap), I’ll make this a “Top 3 Miracles from 2021” blog which really is my way of updating my story. So here goes:

  1. I’m thankful for our baby girl who was born in July of last year! Archie used to do this thing where he’d make fun of girls who look like their Dads. To him, a girl looking like her Dad was equivalent to her being unattractive. So when we found out we were expecting a girl, I told him I’d pray that she looks like him. He hated when I’d say that. Haha. Lo, and behold, when our daughter was born, she was his spitting image. Haha. But he still thinks she’s gorgeous!
  2. We’d hoped to move to a new house in 2020 but then Covid happened and things were just too topsy-turvy, we even forgot it had been a goal. By the time we remembered in 2021, the housing market was so hot, we figured there was no way we’d get what we were looking for! Just for fun, though, we’d browse houses online that were for sale and dream about what we might want. We ended up figuring we’d like to get some land, maybe something a bit more country…Well, the short version is that through a series of miracles, we got our country home. As I write this, I’m sitting next to our wood-burning stove that heats up the house. It’s so awesome!
  3. My parents are here! It’s another long story of divine interventions and grace overflowing. In spite of all the Covid restrictions and challenges, they made it here. And it has been such a blessing watching my children develop a real bond with their grandparents. My paternal grandparents passed away before I was born and I didn’t get to spend a significant amount of time with my maternal grandparents growing up. I always wished I could have had a close relationship with my grandparents so it’s a dream come true to see my children hugging and kissing their grandma and grandpa.

In the midst of a global pandemic, God has added blessings to my family many fold, such that our cup runneth over. Words are insufficient to praise Him for His abundant goodness and mercy towards us. I am entering 2022 filled with gratitude for how the Lord has been so good.

What are your top 3 blessings from 2021?