A New Year!!

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I am really seldom one to speed up time.  I try to always enjoy the moment, soaking up each day.

However, when the last day of 2013 arrived, I looked at Sean and said, “Good riddance!”

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Yes, there was good in 2013, and we celebrated it, breathed it in, and were thankful.

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However, there were some hard days, too.  Really hard days.  In the midst of the hard, though, I realized how much I appreciate my husband, my children, my mom, my dad, my sister, and our family, as a whole.  When I was weak, they made me strong.  When things just kept falling like dominoes, they helped me stack them back up.

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Not getting my dream teaching job was hard and losing Dakota was even harder.  However, when 2013 came to an end, I looked at my family, at my life, and I realized how much I had grown.  That which does not destroy us makes us stronger.  It is true.

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I must admit, though, that when we rang in 2014, I had to pray that my strength is not tested in this year.  I hoped for joy, happiness, health, courage, and peace.

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The word that I chose for 2014 is “live”.  After everything that I endured in 2013, I decided that the best thing that I can do in 2014 is to live.  I just want to be present and enjoy the moments, big and small, without worrying about the future.  I want 2014 to be the best year yet for my sweet family!

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