Despite some pretty dreadful and draining weeks (and rainy drives), I can only look back on this year with a full heart. If it took anything out of me, it was what needed to go. And I found a peace in it all that has been very healing. Something I've been looking for... for a long time. It was a year I really felt like a grown up, and a really good mom.
I remember the years where I could not wait for the first of January to come because a chance at a new beginning felt like the only way out. Maybe it was the heaviness of new motherhood and little kids and hard times. I am so thankful to be on the other side, where I don't feel like I ever need to start anything over again. This is just fine. Let's keep going from here.