The other day I was chatting with my mother in law about this year. We were discussing God’s provision and timing this year. This year has been full of ups and downs. I said it had been a year of “faith testers.” She said “or doubt busters.” I love that! Yes it was BOTH! Here is a short recap:
We updated the kitchen to get ready to sell it.
We moved with the plan of reaching financial freedom.
We moved back home. YEAH!!!!
And we had a car accident…
We had marriage problems during this time. Who wouldn’t? I spent a lot of timing driving back and forth and taking care of the kids alone while my husband dealt with work and all the house problems. I went into a bad place. My faith was very strong but that didn’t keep me from falling into a depression. It was very hard on us all. Yes all of those very challenging things happened this year. BUT my husband and I kept the faith! I decided my life motto should be :
“God I don’t get this…but I trust you!”
By September we had moved back home and tried getting back into a normalcy. Our marriage was stronger than ever. I slowly came out of my depression. I was thankful! I knew that God brought us home for a reason and he would provide a way for this house. I told everyone that. I believe in speaking things into your life. If you believe it you can see it!
That is when miracles began to happen in our lives. We were literally living on LOVE and CENTS! We received monetary and non monetary gifts that showed up at just the right moment. When we needed something the most it appeared from people that didn’t even know how much we needed it. People were so giving in ways that they could give. That was GOD!
There were times that this blog was serious therapy for me. It kept me busy and YOU, the readers, made me smile and gave me joy!
I started working as a Campaign Leader for Collective Bias and shortly after started working wit the AMAZING cbSocially team. Read all about that journey here. I have said over and over how much I love this company! This was an ANSWERED PRAYER! It is a way to do what I love every day, work with amazing people and bring in an income for my family. I KNEW God would provide a way!
Living on Love and Cents as grown and now I have other very talented bloggers bringing your creative content. I am so excited to have them on this team! If you are interested in joining our team we are always taking applications here.
I like goals because they give you something to work toward. This year I want to really focus on this site and making it what YOU want it to be. I want a community of mom that are hear to help each other. That is why I need your help! Over the last year I started new topics and series. I want to know which to start again, continue, or stop. Also, I want to know what giveaways you would like to see more of. So PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS below letting me know your thoughts.
This year is about YOU and creating a blog that YOU and I both love! Thank you for your thoughts, advice and suggestions.
Blogging goals for the year:
Start up a new weekly link up to connect with bloggers
Bring YOU, the readers, more of what YOU want!
Lose this weight!
Be a better wife and mother.
Give to others more through charity, church and the blog.
Lastly thank you so much to all of my loyal readers! You all add so much joy to my life! I have made some incredible friends through blogging. Thank you very much for all of your support!