|Mud Fight at the Beach|
I have been reflecting over this year, it has sped by so fast for us, when some parts of the adoption seemed to take so long. I have drawn near to God, and He has drawn near to me. It has been a gift to me. It has been humbling. It has been teaching. It has been rewarding. I am so very convinced that prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have, even if the answer is no, or not now. I believe that prayer has the power to change hearts, whether others or our own. I am so grateful for prayer in my life, never more so than this last year. Emery has begun saying her prayers with our family, she calls prayers 'Fold your arms'. But she adamantly wants to have a turn. It is really sweet to hear her say Thank you for my family. It is one of my biggest blessings. I am grateful for my family. They are so fantastic. I love getting to spend time with them. In a world of so much uncertainty and with so many problems in all areas of life, I am grateful to feel peace in my home and with the people I love.