I've been remembering lately. God has been reminding me of His hand, His goodness. Saturday, as I was cleaning and preparing, I was reminded. A year ago things were so unsure. The year had been a long, hard road and I had very few hand holders. Two stood by my side. And I smiled as I made cupcakes for the party that would be happening very soon. We would be celebrating my youngest sister, not of my blood but my sister, nonetheless. It was her birthday :) This picture serves as a heavy reminder to me. He does not remove without giving back His best. And when He restores....Oh.My.Word. The beautiful family He has placed me in. The ones that share my day in day out beautiful mess. The ones who sit with me, love me, cry with me, laugh with me, encourage me, hold me accountable, and will not let go. Even on the hard days. A year ago it was all crumbling. This year the new foundation is nothing short of amazing. I realize that these are the ones who have cried and mourned with me. But there is coming a day that they will laugh and rejoice with me. Thankful.