This past year has been a very good year in many ways. Unfortunately, in other ways it has been a difficult year. What I have learned over the years is to count your blessings where you can.
In early 2014, I married the love of my life and we began our life together as one. This was one of the joyous things. Over the summer we purchased our first home together and have made it a warm inviting place for our families and friends.
The not so good side has been the loss of an expected grandchild, not once — but twice. I know there is a purpose in the Universe for this, but it is still a very hard thing not only for us, but for our children. I am hopeful 2015 will bring them the joy they are seeking.
As winter is really settling in here in the mid-west, I am looking forward to the New Year. I am looking forward to expanding beyond my comfort zone into new exciting areas. Happy, Happy New Year!!