I have come through some dark days and sorted through some major feelings. I am ending the year on a hopeful tone. There are brighter days and that is a truth I can believe now. I can also see the light at the end of the tunnel, I will feel better and better each day. My knee will never be 100%, but at least I can walk and that is more than what some people have. Empathy for others in pain comes easy to me now. It is definitely something you can't understand unless you have been there.
My kids have been an enormous source of pride and happiness through this. Grace is so ready to cheer me up or help me around the house. All the while keeping her grades up and turning into quite a young lady. Dylan is my source of laughter! You can't be down long with him around! Both of my kids have a special purpose in this world and I love watching it unfold.
Cal, I would be lost with him. God was competely amazing for placing him in my life.
This year has been filled with new adventures, new pains, exciting news, and honestly, I wouldn't change a thing. Even through bad patches, we learn something for the future.
My New Year's Resolution: Be better (better Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, etc..) Get stronger (never give up on myself, mentally or physically) Judge less (God just may put you in their shoes and then what?) People do what they can with what they have. Be forgiving (even of the people who seemingly don't deserve it in our eyes)
That's alot, I know. And I am sure I will fail a time or two (or twenty) but the point is to make yourself aware and try. All we can do is try. If we fail, try again. If we succeed, then who knows what can be accomplished!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!