The year of transition.
The year God placed us in vocational ministry.
The year we said goodbye to precious seminary friends.
The year we moved back to Alabama.
The year we bought our first house.
The year of new life—the birth of John Wicks Rice, our second son.
The year of many new friends— some who already feel like forever friends.
The year of adjustment.
The year of learning.
The year Adam’s sweet Mommaw went to be with The Lord.
The year Will graduated from LSU.
The year of weeping with those who weep and rejoicing with those who rejoice.
The year Luke turned 2.
The year of the word “no.” (If you know L, you understand this.)
The year we celebrated 5 years of marriage.
The year of deep dependence upon God for strength, endurance, and patience in motherhood and ministry.
And, as always, the year of God’s undeserved grace and continued faithfulness.
(You can read our 2012 recap here.)