Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Year In Review

So I haven't posted in a very long time... but I thought I would give an update on the happenings in our family over the last year. Its just a small review as I obviously can't mention all the details of our year in one post! Well I could... but it would be extremely long and no one would read it. :) At some point I would like to return to more regular postings, if even for just my own enjoyment.

Kaleb turned six years old in May. He is active, inquisitive, imaginative. Always playing and exploring!

Kirby turned four in July. During the summer he started speech therapy but after two months the therapist said there was not much she could do for him since he was not talking or being vocal at all during their sessions. Kirby is very shy outside of our home, but here at home he has lots to say... in his own language. We still don't know what is causing his speech delay, but the therapist agreed with me that she also feels it is by choice. He is just choosing not to talk.

This summer Kyle started working with a friend from our church family that owns his and runs his own custom car company. He offered Kyle the opportunity to learn from the ground up, welding, fabricating and all aspects of automechanics. As his mother I really felt like God had opened this door and gave my son direction where there had been none. Since then Kyle decided to joing running start and is working towards pre requisites to get into the autotech program at Green River Community College. So far this year Kyle has gone to one semester of Community College and completed drivers ed, all while working in his spare time.

My wonderful husband started a new full time job in February (he lost his job last Christmas when the company he worked for shut their doors for good). He works for a company that is contracted through a large Airlines. He loads baggage onto airplanes. The work is very physical in all kinds of weather conditions, the pay is bad and the benefits are non existant. But it is a job and I thank God for that!

Newest member of our family is Cooper. Cooper belonged to my mom and Stepdad Richard. They got him as a pup

Sad events:
On May 2nd, one day before his birthday, my Stepfather Richard passed away from cancer. There are so many things that I could say about this man. He was an amazing person. He was funny, loving, hard working, generous and talented. He could build and fix just about anything he put his mind to. He struggled for two years with cancer and he was bound and determined to not seek conventional medical treatment. My mother researched and did whatever she could to help him treat his cancer naturally. The tumor in his stomache decreased in size at one point, but then all the sudden it came back and he was horribly sick. Throughout all of this, Richard showed amazing faith. He truly believed that God would heal him. One week before he passed away, he told me how proud he was of me for how I was dealing with my health problems. There he was sick and frail, full of faith that God would heal him... and he was telling me how proud he was.And these lyrics come to mind....
"And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise"

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