Thursday, December 31, 2015

Saying Goodbye to 2015....Welcome 2016

This blog isn't necessarily about Marissa but more about the impact that she continues to have on my life.  One word sums up 2015....Change.

Changing isn't easy.  This year I made a decision to step out of my comfort zone and switch careers after 16 years.  While it was one of the best decisions I have ever made it also came with some hard times that made me regret my decision a time or two.  But, fortunately God showed me that I am right where I need to be.  This change has been one of the best things that I could have done for my daughter and my life is certainly centered around her and her needs.

2015 also brought challenges with Marissa.  Raising her is nothing but a roller coaster ride.  While she has been able to gain so many new skills, maturing some,  the fight with her has become harder.  We have reached a pivotal time where her "difference" are becoming more apparent and my ability to handle them seems to be diminishing.  I have learned that it is okay to ask for help and I'm thankful that God has placed people in my life that are my cheerleaders.

My word for 2016 is Innovation.  This year my goal is to continue to try new things and to embrace those challenges that for whatever reason come my way.  Last year, I started a Grateful Journal but only made it to January 16th.  This year, I am going to try this again and continue to look for the silver linings even in my most trying times.

The biggest goal that I have set for myself is getting my health back in order.  I have realized that over the past fews week that taking care of me is just as important as everything else in my life.  The time I am able to carve out for me, just happens to be early in the morning.  Too early sometimes.

To end this year, I want to say Thank You to each of you that take the time to read my blog and have supported and encouraged me this year.  I don't know what 2016 will bring.  I do know that life is short and we have to make the most of what we have been given.  I pray that God will help you discover what your purpose is and help you fulfill all of your life's dreams.  You are not in my life by chance, you were placed in my life for a reason.  So to you, I wish you a very Happy 2016!

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