This has been a very memorable year for our family. Sad and trying in a lot of ways. In fact, we received a Christmas card from a loved one to us that said, “praying 2009 is better for you guys, and hey, it’s not like it could be much worse” :0/ Okay, thanks for that. LOL. Way to think positive.
Really, though, she’s right. I’m going into 2009 with assurance that things will improve, even as our country is going through it’s own trying time and things look grim for so many. Even though I feel much trepidation with the new president, even when our future is still so sketchy, I feel a peace in my soul that things will be okay. I have hope. We have survived 2008 and will survive 2009 and we will look back at it and remember it as a year of tremendous growth for our family. That’s my hope anyway.
Now that I’ve depressed all of you, these are cheery pictures to make you smile. Our son Tanner is hugging our dog Chloe. Chloe was a dog we rescued when we found out they were going to put her to sleep a couple years ago. (Her owners had dropped her off at the shelter because they couldn’t afford a dog anymore) She was an older dog that nobody wanted. We love this dog. She has such a gentle spirit and is so trusting and loyal. She’s never messed on the floor or torn anything up. You could hand her a steak and while she’s eating it take it away and she’ll just look at you as to say “Well, okay, if you need it more than I do.” I can’t imagine that we live in a society that would throw away such a beautiful animal. Wait, that was a depressing statement. LOL.I’m going to stop now.:)
p.s. Can't you just see the love Tanner has for his dog. How sweet, simple, and precious.