Ending 2014… Grateful welcome to 2015

What a year it has been, full of love and hate, full of amazing feats and full of disappointments. I am glad to see 2014 go. We have discovered that sometimes those who are blood are not really family…and those who are not blood are truly our family. One thing that I tell the kids is to give thanks with a grateful heart.

Having a thyroid tumor removed, and Shelby having tonsils out, made for an interesting year. But, by having these 2 surgeries, I was able to join an amazing essential oil company where we transformed our everyday living with all of our children. We have found oils to work with Berlyn’s autism, Trystan’s ADHD and even making it easier on headaches and heartaches.

We are continuing with our journey as biological parents, as adoptive parents and also as foster parents. Days are both easy and hard. We enjoy every minute with our children, although we are still working hard everyday to make sure that our boys are members of our family and don’t take on the habits from their past life. This doesn’t always work and it is really difficult at timimagees. Tonight included.

We have altered our way of thinking by adding goats to our homestead. Welcome to Pepper and Frankie into our family.  We hatched some chicken of our own this year and are truly thankful for our friends who gave us some as well.

Some of the kids and I have bonded in a whole new way, building fencing and gates. We are planning on making our homestead, just that during 2015.  We hope to add rabbits to our mini-ranch as well this next year. We already added a fodder system to feed our critters and Griffen is working really hard on his aquaponics system to get that up and running this spring.

So I say this with thanks…welcome 2015! We look forward to what you bring and thank God every day for what we have and what we strive to become.

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