We had a good 2011. We had many joys (2 engagements), saw and enjoyed family all over the country, bought a new home and had a bit of sorrow (our sweet Lexie). 2012 holds both great promise and trials for our family. We will have the joy of having our whole family together as our only daughter marries a man that we have come to love. And we will have the stress and trials of Brad being separated from us and in a war zone for nine months. We’ve never gone longer than six months without seeing each other and that six months was about unbearable. We know and trust that God will take care of him (and us) and that is how we know we will get through those months. Praise God that we have His promises to stand upon!