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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Thoughts For The New Decade

Looking back on this decade and so much has changed. My son became a dad in 2010 when Kamryn was born. 

Lindsay got married in 2014, 

Emma went away to Bible College in 2014,

 Nate and Kayleigh got married in 2015,

Emma and Vinnie got married in 2015, too!

2016 brought two new grandbaby girls, Isla and Klaire.

2018 brought us a grandson, Clark.  

Also in 2018 Rachel began dating Wes and also attended Word of Life Bible Institute in Scroon Lake, NY.  2019 brought her graduation, and their engagement.  

Our granddaughter Kaidence was born in June.

2020 will bring Rachel and Wes' wedding and a new grandbaby. (Emma and Vinnie)

Through all these highlights, there have been sad things as well. Tim's mom was diagnosed with short term memory loss dementia, and has several small strokes.  She has full time care in her home, from a caregiver, and from family.  We both lost some aunts and uncles, and the week before Christmas brought the loss of my great uncle, and my dad's brother.  There have been hurt feelings, and struggles between us all, and yet God's grace has kept us moving forward in forgiveness and love.

I'm grateful for it all, and beyond thankful for Christ's redeeming love.  I'm praying that the next decade God will be glorified in our lives.


  1. Christ paid it all and I'm ever thankful for His redeeming love. You've had many family milestones during the last decade. May the new decade hold a multitude of continued blessings for you and yours.

  2. A lot happens in a decade’s time. Oh the changes we will see in the coming decade!

  3. There was a lot for you to celebrate in this past decade. All those weddings and grand babies, I love it.

  4. Oh my goodness...such wonderful things and sad never dawned on me to do a decade post...I am sorry about your mother-in-law. We are facing the same thing, only she is still at home. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and Peace.

  5. A decade has passed, full of events happy and sad. We look forward to the next ten years! Happy New Year.

  6. A busy decade indeed! Looks like a lot of love ...All the best in 2020!!

  7. What a lovely look back at your family's past decade. Lots of weddings and grandbabies. All so special. Wishing you a very happy and blessed 2020. Thankfully His mercies are new every morning.

    Brenda xox

  8. I didn't realize you have such a big family, Deanna. That's wonderful. Lots of happiness in your life, with much to celebrate. May 2020 be filled with even more blessings (and less sad times). Hugs, Nancy

  9. Isn't it amazing how much can change in ten years' time?! I suppose as long as we live, there will be change.

    "O Thou Who changest not, abide with me!"

  10. That's a lot of good things happening in this past decade. Sad things too, but we keep moving forward with God's love! Thanks for sharing! I pray the decade ahead will be filled with love and good health! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  11. So many new things--and people! I SHOULD look back but simply trying to keep up! Thankful for grace. The only explanation (and hope) that I have. Happy New Year!


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