|An anniversary treat|
|Ruby's first day of school|
|I did not put him in there like that, fyi.|
|Thanksgiving at home with turkey burgers|
|The fam (or part of it)|
Jennifer (who hosts the whole 7 Quick Takes phenomenon anyway) mentioned in one of her takes about summing up your year in a word. How would I sum up 2013 in a word? Hmm. I guess I would have to go with surprising. There were many surprises this year. Some delightful, some difficult, but all of them were news to us. I asked the hubs, and he said his word for 2013 would be "rely," because it was a year of undulating times, good and bad, and reliance on God had to be constant whether the situations were good or bad. Because of a year of practicing this reliance, Allen and I both have felt a lot more peace even though he was again laid off on December 26, just like last year. Last year it was highly unexpected and really threw us into a panic. This year, it was not as unexpected (due to the nature of the industry he's in) but we also have had a year of living the reality that God provides what we need when we need it in a variety of ways through a variety of sources. We were more psychologically prepared, I suppose, to live in the uncertainty that a layoff brings.
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