I wanted to write on my blog for Christmas as I decided not to write a Christmas letter this year, as I have done in the past. I feel like so many read my blog anyways and it’s all so repetitive.
What a year 2015 has been for my family and I! Many ups and downs to say the least! Yet in the midst of it all God has been there, He has been present and faithful to each of us.
Through much of our physical pain and suffering this year, it certainly doesn't compare to what our Saviour suffered when He died on the cross for us!
I have enjoyed each and every minute of the holidays this year. With not working, I have chilled out enjoyed everything about the season. I have made sure not to stress about things like I have in the past. Turning over a new leaf is hard for a neurotic perfectionist! Just taking one day at a time, trying not to stress about things and just taking time to breathe and enjoy each moment. Even while driving around doing errands, letting in those nasty drivers who are in such a hurry and cut you off, or the nasty shoppers who curse about the long lines ups! Through my journey I have certainly learned a multitude of lessons, which is what God has planned for me, I am sure of it! Just relax don't major on the minors and cease every moment of the season. I am so thankful that I have been well enough and strong enough to do what I love which is entertain for friends and family, what a privilege to have people in our home. You have no idea what it means for me to be able to do this.
I cannot lie; I have been battling a lot of anxiety, in the middle of the night especially, and throughout the day wondering what lies ahead for my health. January is a month of tests and results like every year and this coming year of 2016, I hope and pray I will have good news and better results! I pray I will hear that I am well and that it will be a year of good health, blessings, new beginnings, more family and friend time.
I know that I couldn't have gotten through this year without the many of you who have held my family and I in your prayers. You have blessed us and humbled us beyond words, how do people get throughout life without faith? I couldn’t have gotten through this year without my amazing husband, Randy, he is my strength, my support and cheerleader and God has blessed me with the man I needed to see me through my journey. To my kids, they are amazing by supporting me, loving me, praying for me and helping me in anyway they can. I am forever grateful. To my family and friends, there are no words for your love and support through phone calls, emails, texts, meals, cards… you name it!
2015 was a hard year but I am blessed, as well as my family, for so many reasons.
With love for a healthy and happy 2016!