Thursday, January 1, 2015

Good-bye 2014, Hello 2015

In previous years, I've done a recap of the year prior by posting the first sentence of the first post of each month. It's amazingly always covered all of the major events of our year and has been a fun thing to do. I tried to do it this year but you know what, it wasn't fun. It was a chore. So instead, here's our year:

We bought a wheelchair van. We renovated our house. The boys started school.  Asher got a power chair. And we lived happily ever after. The end.

That is truly how I feel about this year. A bunch of MAJOR things happened this year, and a bunch more minor things filled in the gaps. This was a very, very good year for us. I can truly say not only was it the best Christmas, but 2014 was the best year I can remember in a long time. No no, that's too vague. 2014 is the best year we've had since the loss. Since the boys have been born. Since cancer. Since a lot of bad things.

When things are good for us, I am constantly fearing the other shoe is going to drop. It's hard not to feel that way when we have faced so many challenges over the past six years. But instead of listening to that nagging worry I'm trying to focus on how many good things really could lie ahead. If this past year is any indication, we're on an upward swing (knock on wood, knock on wood, knock on wood).

Live to your potential. Be present. Take care of your body and soul. From my family to yours, may 2015 bring you health, happiness, and a full heart.

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