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Monday, December 22, 2014

2014 What a Fantastic year!

The holidays are upon us which means it is the end of the year.  I thought I would take a few minutes to reflect on 2014. I have to admit that this has been one of the BEST years of my life!  I have had years where great things happen like the year my Angel was born, but that same year was filled with heartache and hurt.  This is the first year that I can remember where every aspect of my life has been good, not just good GREAT! I am recognizing this and thanking God for all my blessings. I think back to 5 years ago when I was broken hearted, unemployed, pregnant and alone and how different my life is now. So much, much better.

I guess I will start at the beginning of 2014 when I rang in the new year kissing the man I now call my fiancĂ© (I know! More on that to come).  Valentine’s Day I was not as bitter as I have been in years past. Cynical yes bitter no.  I made it through another 27th birthday and celebrated it at home with my best present ever, my sweet Angel.  I got through a dance recital, soccer games Halloween (3 costume changes!), all things Frozen, and I am not talking about cold things, and those never ending kid birthday parties.  I did some of the most traveling I have ever done in one year going to 6 European countries including Prague, Amsterdam, Belgium and one of my new favorites, Paris.  Domestically I did some major traveling there too hitting some cities I have never been to like Chicago and Key West.  I threw Michael one of the biggest baddest surprise birthday parties.  I made a big career move and am in a new role that I absolutely love!  My friends and family are still around me, supporting me and best of all loving me.    

Now back to my fiancĂ©, Thanksgiving day I got one of the most unexpected surprises of my life when this man that loves me for me, got on one knee and asked me the question I thought I would never hear and of course I said “YES”!  Michael is the knight in shining armor I have waited for.  He makes me so happy and has become my very best friend (2nd only to my one and only Mom).  The greatest thing is that he loves Angel like his own.  He has 2 boys that Angel absolutely adores.  We are all working on blending our family.  I am actually working on a book about blended families since I have to explain all of this to Angel.

I am looking forward to 2015. I have no doubt it will be just as good as 2014.  There will be more adventures; Angel will start kindergarten (KINDERGARTEN!!!!  When did this happen?), of course a wedding, a move, the blending of families and big announcement.  I will ring it in the same way I did 2014 and the way I will every year moving forward.  I am attaching pictures from this year.  Enjoy!
I hope each of you has a wonderful holiday!  Merry Christmas and Happy Happy New Year! 

Romans 5:3-5
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

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