Last year was a year that came wrapped in challenges and surprises. Some of them good and some of them I wish I could forget. Along the way though, I have grown stronger, wiser and that much more grateful, especially for the little things. Little things like watching the sunrise or watching a movie with my dad and son. In actuality, these are not little things at all but the real substance of life and our most cherished memories.
My Dad (left) and Brother
When My father fell gravely ill the latter part of 2013 I finally understood how precious and fragile our lives really are. We are all here but by the grace of God. My dad is doing better now but I am forever changed by his near death experiences and stories. I am convinced that there are lessons to be learned in everything, even in the painful moments that are hard to get through. It is because of those moments that we can appreciate happy moments and joyous occasions. This year I will savor the good times,.... and when bad times come I will take away whatever I can learn from it.
Happy 2014 lovelies and all the best for the new year!