We had our first Christmas at home and then spent Christmas Day with the California cousins.
And then had Christmas number three with the Mangum side.
This has been a year filled with blessings and a year filled with frustrations. I have been forced to let go of things that I never wanted to let go of and shown the goodness of God in ways I never have seen it before.
It has been a year of waiting. We started with waiting and now, as we bring 2012 to a close, we end with waiting. My heart has been opened to so many of you, my dear friends, who are also in this sometimes very lonely road with me. And how we have prayed for each other. I have been so touched by your emails and comments and prayers. Words fail me in thanking you.
We have been so blessed with our family and friends. This year would have ended much differently without the perfect support system God had already put into place.
"From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I." -Psalm 61:2
May God bless you and yours in this coming year and may we know even to a greater depth the love that He has for us. Happy New Year! Love, The O'Briens