See Ya Later 2014

Ahh... 2014. What a year!! It's crazy to look back at this time last year and see how much things have changed. They both started to move and chat, making our home much livelier. Our littles are growing so quickly. This time last year, we had hopes for Israel but still so much uncertainty. Israel had an MRI and we saw several specialists. Now, we have a diagnosis and more tangible evidences of a brighter future for Israel. Israel was the UCP poster child for the telethon, and then again nationally for the Giving Tuesday campaign!

Other things about this year: I became a working mom for a season (I'm back as a SAHM for now). I finished my MSW through the University of Alabama, and passed the LGSW exam. Will finished his PhD courses and passed his comprehensive exams (only a few steps left in his program!).

Will and I went to Empowered to Connect as an anniversary trip (thanks to a generous scholarship from Show Hope!). We spent our summer on the porch and at the pool. Will took a college group to NYC. Things with our ministry have continued to grow and flourish. I was able to lead a small group for college girls this summer, and co-lead one this fall.

We celebrated Edith's first birthday with a smash cake and a family party. Israel celebrated his third birthday with friends at a party place. After he turned three, he started to receive therapy through the local school and we said good-bye to his UCP therapists and his outpatient therapist in Anniston.

All in all, it was a busy, full year. There were seasons where it was really tough and we felt like we were surviving, and then there were times where it felt very aware of God's grace and like we had a settled routine. Of course, this is a highlight reel. There are things not blogged about and seasons where we were sifted and tried in ways we had not imagined. I won't share it all in this space, but I'm thankful for this year- the good and the hard and the refining. This year I was reminded that our character is shaped through trials and perseverance. I think this year really showed us what we are made of and who we trust in. I know with confidence that 2015 will bring more of the same. So see ya 2014. It was fun, it was stressful, and it was refining to the core. I have no idea what the next year will look like, and there's no point in speculating. All I know is that God is faithful - He has been and He will be. 


  1. So much to be thankful for Rebekah! Good on you!! Happy 2015.. I hope to see you fulfilling a few of your band new goals in the new year xx Much love and blessings - Mel


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