Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl: 2015

2015

Friday, January 2, 2015


2014 has come and gone so quickly. It's hard to believe its a new year already!
Last year was a year full of countless blessings, learning, loss, uncertainty, anxiety, and triumph. 

Here are some of the things that happened in 2014:

* We took my Dad into our home to care for him and lost him in July. I can say that was definitely one of the hardest, if not the hardest thing that I have ever been through. With the love and support of friends and family and a loving God, I came out of that stronger and more determined than ever before. I saw God's hand constantly in the midst of everything. I felt His love, His grace and His peace more than I ever have before. It was a time of heartache and sorrow, but it also was a time of reflection, healing and thankfulness. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss him like crazy, but I have a strong feeling of faith, hope and peace within my soul that I will see him once again. I know that to be true with every fiber of my being. Feel free to read my Dad's eulogy that I wrote for him HERE.

* In April, after months and months of foster care training we finally got our first placement...a 4 year old little girl that we fell in love with instantly. From the moment she stepped through our front door, I had this strong feeling that she was meant to be apart of our forever family. I have never felt so many different emotions as I did with fostering. I experienced feelings of heartache, sorrow, anxiety, peace, hope, faith happiness, uncertainty, and fear at different times. In November, E's Moms rights were severed and we are now in the adoption process. The process with take about 4 months or so give or take so she will be able to be ours hopefully sometime around April of this year.

* We became business owners. My Husband, Josh was the Operations Manager for a company called Gamez on Wheelz for a little over 3 years. When Josh first got the offer to work for Gamez on Wheelz, he wasn't too sure as the pay was not that much. We talked about it and prayed about it. I will never forget me telling him to just take the job because something was telling me that God had big plans for him with this opportunity. Sure enough, one day his boss called him and ask him if he would be interested in purchasing the company. We were both ecstatic, especially Josh because he has always prayed and dreamed about being his own boss. This was a huge undertaking to take on but the more we prayed about it, God was putting things into place fast. The money that we needed literally just showed up one day. The process which should have taken alot longer took just weeks and boom!!....just like that we were the owners of Gamez on Wheelz!!

* Just two weeks before E's court date and us finding out she will be ours forever, I found out I was pregnant!!! Months after trying and praying it finally happened!! These two wonderful blessings hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt speechless by God's faithfulness and His goodness. I was over the moon excited. I am now just a little over 11 weeks pregnant and feeling pretty good. Nauseous here and there and my back kills all the time but its all so worth it! 

Overall, 2014 was such a great minus the loss of my father. But in the grand scheme of everything God is so good. He is always good!! I have a feeling that 2015 will be a great year....a year of many new things....new adventures, new things to learn, new trials and new beginnings. We are ready for you 2015! Bring it on!!

20 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a year full of lots of amazing memories! I will keep you all in my prayers that your little girl gets to stay with you, and I'm so sorry about losing your Dad :( I'm excited to stick around and follow your blog this year!

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  2. You sound like you had an incredible year! I can hardly believe it's 2015 already. Hoping it another great year for you!

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  3. Wow what a whirlwind! I'm very sorry about your father. That is an extremely tough thing to go through. I'm happy that you were able to experience some fantastic moments as well! Happy New Year!

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  4. Congrats on the pregnancy! I hope everything with E goes smoothly so you all can be one big happy family! Here's to a GREAT new year <3

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  5. Sorry for your loss. Sounds like you had an intense year but filled with lots of blessings too. :) Congrats on the baby & the adoption!

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  6. What a year! And, the loss of a parent is such a HUGE loss and one that I'm not sure we ever get over but we do go on and we do get through it. So happy that you are expecting and that things are going well for the adoption of E. What a great big sister she will be. Blessings to you this new year!

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  7. I am so happy for you that you will have two beautiful souls to care for! Congratulations :) They are lucky to have a mom who is persistent in following her dreams of motherhood.

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  8. What a year you've had! I'm so sorry about the loss of your father. We cared for my Grandpa during his last year and it's a tough thing. I hope your heart continues to heal. It sounds like you've got a few things to help with that, though! Congratulations on the pregnancy and on being able to adopt E! That's amazing! I hope everything goes smoothly for you and that your soon-to-be little girl and your upcoming baby can feel how much you love them.

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  9. Good luck with the adoption! My husband and I hope to foster and adopt in the near future as well. She is lucky to have you!

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  10. wow... good luck with the adoption process, and the new baby!! wish you a wonderful 2015! x

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  11. Sorry about your dad i can not even imagine but i admire your faith and courage, good luck with the adoption, pregnancy and the new business x

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  12. Wow so many thrilling moments.. Your life is so blessed and so is E to have you in hers xo

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  13. Losing a parent has to be one of the hardest things ever. But they say when one life leaves Earth, another one is born (hence you getting pregnant a few months later). What a sweet blessing!

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  14. Sounds like a wonderful year! I wish you all the luck in the adoption and pregnancy! It sounds like you have a full 2015 ahead!

    xxo,
    Kelly
    http://asideofsweet.com

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  15. Wow other than the loss of your father it sounds like an amazing year.

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  16. 2014 sure did go by really fast! I love reading everyones yearly recap :) I also have a feeling that 2015 will be very good!

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  17. I'm sorry for your loss :( 2015 sounds like it is going to be a wonderful year for you and your growing family! ♥

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  18. Sounds like an exciting time for your family! And a busy 2014. Wishing you all the best!

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  19. I'm way excited for you to have Emily become apart of your family and for you to be pregnant tool ! I am sorry for the loss of your dad.

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