2011 is officially underway and we are so looking forward to it! There is nothing like a bit of illness to remind us of all our blessings and what is really important as we kick off a new year. With that in mind we are still praying for our friend Aileen in Colorado and my stepmother Shirley in Texas. They had amazing news of recovery in 2010 and we raise a toast to both of them! And we recently began to pray for my friend Michelle Green who was in my group of moms who met for bible study on Wednesdays over the last few years. Michelle was diagnosed with breast cancer right before Christmas and has tackled this news with amazing faith and courage. Please remember her in your prayers and if you'd like to follow her updates they are on http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mecgreen.
Our family is also saying prayers for little Jacob Helvey, a three year old boy we have never met but who has touched our lives all the same. One of my favorite blogs, Kelly's Korner, first brought his story to us after an accident very nearly claimed this three year old's life on Christmas Eve. He and his family are in the midst of an enormous challenge and can use all the prayers possible. Follow his progress at http:///www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobhelvey.
Thanks for reading everyone! Let me know, what are you most thankful for or looking forward to in 2011?