At the end of March, we were told that my cousin Roger, who was like a brother to me, was told that his cancer was worse. Intense chemo ensued, but in June, just a few days before Father's Day, he joined my daddy, his best friend, in Heaven.
This was the 7th family member we lost during an 18 month period!
During all that was going on, Mike lost his job the end of May. He found another one within a month, but he took a big pay cut! HOWEVER...with this economy, we are blessed he is working!
We had a cruise planned before all of this, and we decided to take my mom with us! Mike, Kat, Mom and I went on a Bahamas cruise and had a great time. It was hard being without our loved ones, but we did have fun and laugh together.
Kat started high school in August, and she made A-B honor roll the first semester!
I had a few wins this year, but Mike had the biggest win! He won a trip for the 2 of us to the Marlboro Ranch in Montana! We are going later this month!! Pictures and a blog post will follow the trip!
That was our year in a nutshell. We suffered the loss of 3 important family members by mid year, and yet, the year ended on an upswing! God never gives us more than we can handle, and this year he has shown me I am stronger than I ever imagined!