Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019, now a memory.

As I looked over this past year, I realized a prevailing thought, God never left us nor forsook us! 

2019 was a year that didn't exactly go as planned.  Is there ever a year that does?  There were some changes, some bumps in the road, but also some wonderful blessings brought about by the hand of God!  He is so good to us!

In January, VSIBC signed an agreement to purchase land.  The loan will mature at the end of January 2020.  God has been so faithful!! We have just a little over $5,000 to pay on the balance.  It's been amazing to watch God provide through the people of VSIBC, and through others that have a desire to give to God.  Our church is so excited to start building our new church home!

2019 brought a few medical difficulties.  My Micah was diagnosed with Asthma.  The dizziness that accompanied this was quite frightening.  Our doctor was diligent to check all the dizzy issues, and we are on a right treatment plan to help with that and his breathing.  We watched God perform miracles for us as he provided for our Micah.

2019 was also when I began treatment for Myasthenia Gravis.  What a roller coaster ride that has been!  God again worked in our life and allowed the treatment to be covered by my insurance.  So thankful for that!!  Treatment began, and so did side effects.  I  honestly didn't expect to be down 3 solid weeks.  That was tough on all of us.  My family was amazing.  My Mom, Dad, and Mam-maw came to help us out.  Then, a week later, Patrick's Mom came to fill in.  My husband and kiddos kept the house and ministry running while I made my home in the recliner.  It was tough, but God was faithful.  Between side effects, IVs, destroyed veins, Port decisions and infections, and removals, it's been quite a year!  But, God is so faithful to hold  my hand during the storm.  When I seem to unravel, He is there to give me peace. 

In May our second granddaughter was born.  Oh what a delight Freedom Joy is!  To hold and snuggle a newborn is a treasure.  So thankful that I can do that often!!

Summer came and my kids lived in the pool.  Every single day!!

In July I celebrated 25 years with my sweetheart.  Our life isn't perfect.  And it definitely has taken some unexpected twists and turns, but I'm so thankful that I get to do life with him.  And isn't his beard so adorable?  Such a good looking man I have! ;o)

This is the year that Denise and Marc came to live in North Central Florida.  We are so glad they are here!

2019.  It's just a memory now.  But, a good one.  God has been so good to the Gimenez Family!

2020 here we come!!  Looking forward to all that God is going to do!


  1. Amen and praise the Lord for all he has done in 2019! May he bless you and keep you in 2020!

  2. May God draw all of us closer to Him in the year to come.