Today I sit at my desk and think about all the happenings in our family’s life. We have already celebrated some pretty big birthdays in January for the men in the family, my son Aaron’s 18th and my husband Ron’s 55th. The ladies follow closely with my birthday being on January 31st and my daughter Addy’s 13th birthday on February 6th. 2014 not only brings in the monumental birthdays but also my firstborn’s high school graduation. It is so hard to believe that time passes so quickly. It seems like yesterday that we were starting our little family.
Family celebrations are so important!!! Not only our immediate families’ celebrations but also you, our WBFJ family!!! We are blessed to be a part of your family’s birthdays through our birthday announcements each morning, presenting birthday cake to our birthday winner through our Birthday Bundle Contest and our day sponsors through the messages shared with loved ones. We get to celebrate your anniversaries through our Love Handles Contest and so thankful that we can give one couple a night at the Marriott. But we know life is not always about celebrating, there are tragedies and defeats that you share with us by way of phone calls or written notes. We count it a privilege to be able to pray with you and for you, to grieve with you and yours. That’s just what families do. We are thankful for each of you, our WBFJ family.
I am sure 2014 has a lot more in store for each of us, some of which we will rejoice in and some that may bring sadness. But in it all, the one thing that we can all rest in is the steadfast love of our Lord!!!! His compassions fail not. His mercies are new every morning. How thankful I am to have these truths to celebrate with you.