Oh the Holidays!

Good Morning Friends & Family,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year this week! We had a great time with family in SC but missed our family back home as well! This was little man's first Christmas. He is definitely loved by many as we didn't think we would be able to make it home with all his presents he received. God is so good to us and our little man.

Today was Toby's fifth round of chemo. We were blessed to be able to go down to SC for the holidays and see friends and family and meet new friends (Toby's age), such an encouragement and blessing to see friends and their little ones in person. Really cant' believe we are parents now, AMAZING! Toby has been doing good with his chemo, we see some side effects, such as he usually appears tired the day or two after both treatments which falls every 3 weeks. He also acts nausea and has lots of spit up two days after chemo treatments. But continues to be joyful. Jason and I get so much encouragement from our little man as he brings so much joy to our hearts, one smile and it will melt your heart.

I think God blessed us with such a joyful son in order to take our worries and anxieties away during this season of life. I'm reminded of Proverbs 29:25 "The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted." Especially with the next MRI coming up this Monday Jan 6th, Jason and I find ourselves back in the mindset of the news we received from the last one, which completely shattered our little world. Please pray that we continue to remember that God is the Ultimate Healer and his timing and ways are perfect and that we continue to trust in His plan for Toby and us. We both understand that God brings trials to his children, as James says " Count it all joy ...when you meet trials of various kinds for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness". My prayer is that I continue to cry out to my Father who continues to be the ROCK I lean on even on the days where I'm completely lost and feel far away. 

As this year draws to an end and 2014 is literally right around the corner, my prayer is that you don't get lost in the goals and dreams for next year but that you focus on the here and now. Goals are made to be broken as we are all human. I hope that instead of goals that are unrealistic and bring you down that you set goals that will build you up! May God bless you as the year draws to an end and in the upcoming year! Happy New Year!!

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