Me and Joel
It's been nearly a year since my last post! Joel and I celebrated our birthday's yesterday, I can't believe another year has passed. A lot has happened this year, I can't believe how fast time has gone. I look back at my pictures from a year ago and am amazed at how much has happened.
The past 12 months have been very trying at times, but God is good and we continue to trust and hope in Him!
Here's a glimpse of what the past year has looked like at the O'Connor house:
We all had to get used to me working 20-30 hours a week outside the home. I had to go to work to earn some much needed extra income. I worked 3rd shift on the weekends and 2nd a day or two during the week at an assisted living home for the elderly. It was hard to manage our schedule with both of us working and homeschooling but we made it through. We paid off our debts this spring and I was able to cut back to 8 hours a month, which was more of an excuse to get out of the house a few hours a month and enjoy all the residents I love working with! The day we paid the last of our debts, Matt lost his job. We are putting our trust in the Lord and know that He will provide.
I have learned so much this year about myself, about God, about life. So even though it has been difficult, I am stronger (and hopefully a little wiser) because of it.