Thursday, January 3, 2013

I'm finding it a bit difficult to look back at 2012 with jubilation. It was a hard year...

my dad was diagnosed with leukemia
we sold our first house (that held lots of memories and a kickin' garden)
we stayed in 7 different homes over 2.5 months while renovating our new home and being jerked around by the city
the hubs and i felt extremely distant from each other for a season
and i turned 40

And those are just the "highlights." I wish I could look back and say it was a great year, but it wasn't. It was hard - really hard. Yes, some amazing things came out of those trials; but I'm ready for the storms to pass and my rainbow to appear. Yesterday I got word from my Mom that my Dad's leukemia has returned. 2013 is not off to a good start. I need rainbows and adventure - no more whammies. 

Sorry for being a Debbie-downer today. Just thought I'd share my heart in case any of you are having a tough time choking down everyone's happy go lucky year end reviews. You are not alone friends. Life is hard, but God delivers rainbows for all that are willing to hold on and seek Him. Hold on tight and let's do this! xo

*2012 image - source unknown


  1. look for life's rainbows!
    love your ramblings and your faith.

  2. Hey there.
    I am glad that you choose to remember the One who paints rainbows and creates adventures.

    I am standing in faith with you!


  3. thanks for sharing. I love your sincerity and faith. will be praying for you and your family. I felt like that several times last year, praying for God's mercy and presence in your lives this morning.

  4. Sister I am WITH YOU on 2012...don't let the door hit ya' and all that. I'm thankful for what I've learned, and I'm gearing up for the challenges we still face. Praying, praying, praying for your sweet Dad. Jen Griffin

  5. Let's hang on...for there we are in the cleft of the rock.
    peace to you.

  6. Thanks ladies. your love and support always means so much to me. Together we are strong! xo

  7. Praying for you right now, Brooke. I am nursing sick babes and catching up on some fave blogs. Lifting you and yours up, from the quiet of my home this afternoon...

  8. Still praying for you, Brooke - I can't imagine the ups & downs this year has brought for your family. Thanks for your honest words. And even though there are many 'happy go lucky' recaps out there, I have to remind myself everyone is fighting a hard battle, just at different times & in different ways. Wishing you blessings in 2013.

  9. Thank you so much Gina and Alli. I covet your prayers. Thank you for your love and support. xoxo

  10. that does sound like a challenging year. it was one of the hardest for me at times, particularly with our marriage - I can relate to feeling distance. but by God's grace we are doing so much better now. I pray for some rainbows and adventures for you and your family this year. I will keep yor dad in my prayers.


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