2015 has been a pretty good year for us, but I find myself completely and totally ready for what thee new year brings. It could be a year of changes, with Em starting kindergarten in the fall and me potentially looking for full-time work once she’s settled.
My word for the year was EMBRACE and I think I did okay at it. I tried not to panic when things weren’t lined up perfectly or when I wasn’t sure what was happening with my career or blog. As we move into 2016, I’m still not sure what I want my word to be. Honestly, I haven’t had much time to sit down and really think about it. Here’s to hoping when the kids are back in school, I can sit down and really think about what I want for this coming year.
For now, I’m reflecting on all the was done, seen and written.
Here are a few of my favorite posts from this year:
I Don’t Have Babies Anymore – This post’s sentiments hit me again and again throughout the year. My children will always be my babies but SHEESH! Slow down time.
Warren G vs Kenny G – We all lose our mojo sometimes and it’s an awesome feeling when we get it back (even if it’s just for a short time.)
Life Isn’t Black & White – This has been a rough year for the race conversation. Lots of horrible things have happened. I know I simplified it a great deal, but I just wish that we adults didn’t ruin it for children. Their innocent views are so refreshing.
Last Night I Prayed – I’m working on my relationship with God. It’s an everyday struggle and an everyday conversation.
Discussing Death and Heaven With My Children – Of course, in my own struggles with God, I also have to answer questions that my children pose about heaven and those who’ve gone before us. Heartbreaking conversations.
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my fabulous contributors. Some of their posts were my highest viewed for the year, especially Coleen’s memoir to her mother and Kristin’s pediatric head trauma post.
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s celebration and I look forward to spending time with you here in 2016.