In looking back over my blogs for the year, I wrote nearly 90,000 words and wrote about gratitude from everything from my husband, dogs, and baby to imagination, asking for help, and the rollercoaster of different emotions. I can honestly say that this year challenged me more than some years and yet was filled with more beauty because of those challenges. My life will never be the same as it was this time last year and I wouldn't change a thing.
I'm so grateful for how this year has gone. I'm grateful for the beauty and the challenges of pregnancy that I had waited so long to experience. I'm grateful for the birth of my daughter and to be able to go through it as planned, without pain medicine or epidural. I'm grateful to have been by my grandpa's side as he rejoined my grandma in spirit. I'm grateful for all the family time and trips we got to take this year to celebrate different weddings and special moments of loved ones' lives. I'm grateful for my dogs' patience as we have gone through all the transitions of having a baby. And I'm grateful for every smile, laugh, and beautiful moment that has been shared with the people in my life.
What are you grateful for about 2016? What beautiful moments have you had? What challenges have you overcome? How will you celebrate the closing of this year?
May today allow us time to reflect. May we find beauty and blessings in the year behind us and excitement for the year ahead. Have a beautiful day!