Friday, January 6, 2012

looking back at 2011

As I sit and think about my 2011, I realize how much God was truly watching out for my family. Although it may not have seamed like it at the time, He was with us all along.
Major events that God got us through...
In January, God continuously provided me, Kylee, and Auriana with food, warmth, and shelter.
In February, God kept Kylee safe during the weekend she was taken from me, and He returned her home safely to me, and continues to do so every other weekend while she is away from me.
In March, God showed me to trust him as I was given custody of Kylee and Auriana. I have always been the one to take care of them, but the mental abuse I had been through by their father had me so worried about what the outcome would be.
In April, God allowed me to witness Auriana's first real independent steps.
In May, God gave me the instinct that maybe Auriana's heart was not right and I listened and took her to the cardiologist against the recommendation of other doctors, only to find that the area between her aorta was closing off very quickly and surgery was needed very soon.
In June, God gave me peace as I learned that the baby I was pregnant with was to be another girl and that she did not have any visible heart defects on the ultrasound as I had feared.
In July, God blessed me with the ability to take my girls on many special outings including the zoo and aquarium.
In August, God protected Auriana through her heart cath procedure. And God allowed Kylee to go back to school with the friends and teacher that she loves.
In September, God protected Auriana through her second open heart surgery and has given her strength and healing. Auriana turned 3 years old this month as well.
In October, God allowed me to throw Kylee an amazing 6th birthday party complete with a hayride. Kylee absolutely loved it.
In November, God allowed us to find a church that we have truly been able to connect with and has something for all of us.
In December, God allowed us to welcome Lillian Hope into the world on the 1st. God provided my children with a wonderful Christmas. God has allowed us to be surrounded with amazing friends.

These are just a few of the times I can think of that I truly saw God at work, although He has been with us every day, every hour, every minute, every second....
I can not wait to see what 2012 has to bring and what way God will reveal Himself to us!

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