We survived the holidays! I say "survived" because Jordan is the only grandchild on both sides of the family and I was SURE that we were going to end up with a bunch of....well...CRAP this year. My parents went over board, as they always do...a motorized train, DVD player for the car, LeapFrogs, Leap Pads, clothes...too much stuff. Ashish's parents did what they are best at...giving money to support Jordan's college fund. We (Ashish and I) are truly blessed to have such fantastic grandparents for Jordan. There isn't a day that goes by that I am not thanking God for them.
JORDAN'S NEW BIKE
I was really excited about New Year's Eve. We planned to host our first New Year's Eve Party with our new friends (and some old). That morning, I sat on my couch thinking about all of the things that happened in 2010. We continued to have a happy healthy baby...well, he was growing into a toddler...FAST...but he was still a baby to me. In the midst of a recession. when so many people were out of a job, Ashish's job was uneffected. My dad had a heart scare that turned out to be nothing but a fluke. The greatest thing that happened to Ashish and I was finding a small group at church. I can't begin to describe how this group of 24 people, 12 couples, has influenced our lives. All of the people in this group make us want to be better people. Just when we are feeling down on our luck, we met a couple, Chris and Ali Davis, that had a faith like no other. Chris was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma shortly after their son, Copper, was born. After hearing their story, and how they handled life on a daily basis, I definitely had a new appreciation for Ashish. Their love for each other was undeniable, it was infectious actually. I learned a little bit from each one of those couples. God pushed us to join th group and I am SO glad that he did.
The women and men of our "not so small" Small Group, minus a couple of people!