The year of 2010 was a year of new beginnings for our family. Ben and I were truly blessed this year.
In 2010 I began the year pregnant and Ben was in search of a new job. I was working at Brookdale Health and Ben was working for Edward Jones. In March we had 2 wonderful blessings occur in our family.
On March 8, Ben started a new job with US Bank where he is a Personal Banker/Small Business Expert. Then on March 17, just about a week later. Addison Rose was born on St.Patrick's Day (also during March Madness). In just a week's period our family had bestowed upon us two blessings.
I have been able to stay with Addy and work some hours for Brookdale Health from home which has been a huge blessing. Ben has been working with US Bank now for almost a year and just loves it and loves the people he works with. At the bank, Ben is #1 in the District for production out of over 300 people. Ben is so great at his job.
Ben and I were also blessed this year to become an aunt and uncle 2 times. Elizabeth Joy was born to David and Katie in June of 2010. Thaddeus Ronald was born to Scott and Amanda (and big sister Ainsley) in July of 2010. We were able to spend Christmas with both of them and have sure enjoyed seeing them grow!
This year has been full of new experiences for us as parents. Ben and I enjoy our time with Addy and watch her grow each day. She does so many new things each day and each experience is a thrill for us. Addy is so lovable and laughs all the time. Just last night she was in such a good mood and having so much fun she wouldn't go to bed and just wanted to play with mommy and daddy. Addy had such a great first Christmas and enjoyed unwrapping all her presents that were graciously given to her.
Again, I am so blessed to be able to stay home with Addy thanks to Ben. Ben's job and all his hard work had allowed me to stay home and take care of Addy and our home. Ben has been such a blessing to me and I am thankful for him each day. Words cannot express my love for him. Ben is and will always be my best friend and the love of my life. He makes me smile and laugh like no one can. I am so blessed. I love you Ben... Infinity and Beyond
I am so thankful to the Lord this year for how he has blessed our family. Each day I can see how much he has taken care of us and he always sees us through each trial and joyful moment.
Thank you Jesus for allowing me to have the blessings you give so freely. Thank you Jesus for my family.
Many blessings to you all and I pray the Lord will bless each of you in 2011.