Tuesday, December 30, 2008
What a year! 2008 was one of the most stressful but blessed years in a long time. Was stressful almost losing goats and their babies during labor. Was a blessing for us to be able to save the moms and the baby goats. Was a big blessing to have Diva and Sammi deliver 4 babies each! Was stressful having Williams truck breakdown but a blessing to have friends to help us get another truck and be there for William. Was stressful having our friend and neighbor go through a rough illness and pass away. It was a blessing that William was able to be here so we could help lift and help care for her so she could stay home. It was an even bigger blessing to be able to grow closer with a dear friend and hear her wonderful memories. It was stressful finding out Nitro had cancer and had to be put down. It was a blessing to be able to bring him home and spend 2 weeks making his last days happy ones. It was a bigger blessing to have his kids and grandkids to carry on his genes. It was stressful losing a homestead forum friend. It was a blessing having him as a friend and being able to go to his memorial service and speak to his family. It was stressful getting 8 new goats from Tennessee. It has been a blessing having them a part of our 4 legged family. They have given us more happiness than stress. It was stressful losing our little goat Sweet Pea. It was truly a blessing having her for the few months she lived. What a sweet loving kid! It was stressful remodeling the kitchen but what a blessing to have a kitchen that works for our simple life style. There were lots of stressful family problems throughout the year. But what a blessing that we had the family love and strength to get through the problems. Yes, 2008 was a very stressful year for Hidden Haven. But what is even bigger about 2008 for Hidden Haven is the blessings. 2008 was a very blessed year for us and I have faith that 2009 will bring even more blessings into our lives. My wish for you is a year of blessings. Happy New Year!