LooHoo readers recently reflected on some pretty great things they experienced in 2016.
While some took a trip of a lifetime, others bought their first home. The majority of highlights, however, centered on family. Both Laura Hathaway and Brittany Kruchan gave birth to baby No. 4. Sheryl Edwards watched her son get married. And Julie Meps says her greatest joy was “seeing my little girl so happy at school.”
Dorothea Collington says she is blessed to be alive. “So many aren't here to be thankful or to show, share and be with their loved ones,” she says.
Blessings are all around. What better reminder than sharing a few with our LooHoo family?
Gift of Children
“Greatest joy in 2016: my two boys will always be my greatest joys in life.”
“The announcement that I will be a first-time grandma!”
Gift of True Love
“My husband, we grew so much closer in 2016. He's also my best friend.”
—Candace Candy Lynn
“Meeting an amazing man to share my life with about six months ago. I've waited 35 years for him.”
Gift of Home
“Paying off our 20-year-term mortgage on our seventh year just in time for our 10th wedding anniversary.”
“Closing on a beautiful new house and finding out we were having baby No. 4—a girl!”
“Buying a house four days before Christmas.”
Gift of Animals
“My greatest joy in 2016 was finding my beloved cat who went missing in the wilderness at the Oregon Vortex in Southern Oregon for 43 days. We made a five-hour drive on a bi-weekly basis to find her and on the last day we found her. To say we were and are beyond thrilled to have her back is an understatement.”
“My beautiful, wonderful service dog.”
Gift of School/Work
“A promotion at work.”
“Getting into nursing school. Starting this spring.”
“My greatest joy has been seeing my fiancé finally graduate in nuclear engineering after working so hard through six years of college. I am so proud of him and his accomplishments. He has been so strong through everything and now he's going to find a job and he'll be set in life. I cannot wait for that milestone. Here's hoping it's in 2017!”