December 31, 2014Bittersweet…. The new change in our family is quite bittersweet….. This is Carly the precious daughter of my friends Carl and Cathy This sweet girl has endured much loss in her life at such a young age she was 11 years old when her dear mom passed away after a short battle with uterine cancer she is now 16 and lost her sweet dad due to a massive heart attack earlier this month There are really no words for her losses…. This past week Carly moved in with us that is the sweet of bittersweet….. We are extremely thankful to have her with our family her brothers are on their own now so the decision was made by her oldest brother and Carly… that our home is the best place for her I’m thinking some days she may not agree due to the crazy;) but we will try to make this as smooth a transition as possible for her she will be able to stay in her high school, play lacrosse have friends over etc etc etc we have a big ole network of friends (I shared about them here) who will all be jumping in to help along with her grandparents, aunt and uncle we’ve got lacrosse games winter fest court (working on that dress now:) senior year graduation, college and many more things to celebrate with her She is surrounded by many who love her many who are struggling with her losses as well life does not make sense during such times…. but we know God is watching over her He tells us “There is an appointed time for everything, and there is a time for every event under the sun” Ecclesiastes 31:1 “a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance” Ecclesiastes 31:4 I have faith that God will bless her with many days of laughter and dancing in the future despite the many losses she has experienced… She is busy with friends who love her and has such a sweet spirit I am so thankful to have her in our family!! Happy New Year!!!