Lindi here!! Hello December, right? I can’t believe another year has gone by.
But it has.
And 2016, like every other year, has had its challenges. But it’s had amazing moments as well.
And, when I post next month, I’ll be a year older! Jan 4th is my birthday. And I love birthdays.
My daughter was born December 20th. (Her due date was December 25th, and when I told people they asked “why did you do that?”)
Here we are when she was pregnant with her son, who was born on December 31st.
So, first contest today—anyone with a December birthday, let me know and you’ll be in a drawing for a$10.00 Amazon gift card!
Happy birthday to all December birthdays–you guys share the month and I hope your special day doesn’t get lost!
Now, onto last months post. I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to everyone who commented. You guys made my story SO MUCH BETTER with your comments and insights. I’m grateful and thankful that you took the time to do that. I am a behind on announcing the winner of the contest–it will be in this Sunday’s edition, along with today’s winners. (Yes, winners–read on for contest #2.)
Okay, back to where I was when I started this post. There have been many good and challenging things that happen every year. I did manage to learn a new day job, write 2 novellas in the midst of that, then write another one, and now am on the last one. I appreciate the support and encouragement I’ve received here. It does honestly take a village sometimes, and I feel like you guys are my village. :)
My dad has cancer and has been going through chemo all year. It’s been tough, but he’s amazing and has gone through it all without complaint. I’m thankful he is still here and I’m treasuring every minute I have with him.
Again, I can’t believe another year is just around the corner.
What have been some of your ups and downs this year? We’d love shout for joy with you and encourage you where we can. I’d love to gift a copy of Ann Voskamp’s 1000 Gifts to someone who comments. (Separate from the December birthday comments.)
I recently heard her speak and oh, man, she is a powerhouse of love for Jesus! Thank you for trusting us with your joys and not-so-joys. We are all in this life together, lifting one another up when and where we can.