Although our year was filled with so many wonderful blessings, it was a really hard year for our family as well. This third pregnancy really took it’s toll on my body physically and emotionally as I struggled to keep up with my three girls. Landon working two jobs was hard on him, and hard on our relationship. When we found out we were expecting another little one, we didn’t know how we would be able to afford another baby. BUT…God proved Himself faithful even when I had lost hope. We always had exactly what we needed. He provided (and is still providing) in so many ways…even the “little” things. I have battled loneliness, and He has reminded me time and time again that He can fulfill that void if I let Him. He has trusted us with four beautiful children. When I felt like a failure as a mother, He has reminded me that He makes no mistakes, and I’m not a failure to Him. I’m so thankful He doesn’t give up on me! I’m learning….so much about Him…about being a wife…about being a mother. I wouldn’t have known how good He has been to us and how He takes care of us, without going through some hard times. I’m looking forward to 2014, and what God has in store for our family.
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope.” Romans 5:3,4
Here are some of my favorite moments of 2013…
New Year // Battled RSV & Bronchitis // Trip to the Zoo // Lily & Lauren moved out of their cribs
Twins were potty trained using the 3 day method // We got snow! // Grandma & Grandpa came to visit
Landon turned 28 // Thankful Landon’s eye was spared in a work accident // Saw a double rainbow // Celebrated Easter
Found out we were expecting a baby on April Fools! // We ran The Color Run // Saw our sweet Beckham for the first time // Found out we would be having a Thanksgiving baby!
We announced our pregancy // We went on a wonderful vacation to Destin // Brooke graduated from her k4 program
Lily & Lauren turned THREE // We found out we would be having a little boy! // We went to the Kiddie Park
Trip to San Antonio // Met our sweet nephew Beaux // Brooke stuck a bead up her nose which came out 5 weeks later in the bathtub
Tamara turned 31 // We got to see Rascal Flatts in concert // First day of school // Tamara went to SC
Brooke turned FIVE // Went to the Tulsa Fair // Completed Beckham’s nursery // Baby Shower for Beckham
Made lots of s’mores on the patio // Trunk or Treat at rejoice // Halloween
We celebrated 6 years of marriage // Met our sweet Beckham // Had a wonderful family Thanksgiving
We got snow!!! // Christmas parties at school // Beckham’s first Christmas // Grandpa & Grandma came to visit