Farewell 2018.

2018. You were a year that I did not expect. You were full of joy, yet full of sorrow. You started off with a bang, yet ended differently then I think many of us ever hoped or expected.

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Like I am sure many others have done, I went and input my “top 9” for the year. I sat there and looked at the grid photos and began to cry. I saw photos of happy memories, and photos that reminded me of the pain that this year presented to us. This year was hard. It was painful. It was full of questions.

2018 was a lesson learner. A lesson I thought I knew without having to be taught really. The lesson of relying on God in all circumstances. I thought I knew that, but when the year hit us hard with tragedy, all I had was anger and questions. The “why does it have to be this way!?”.

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We are looking forward and onward to 2019. Never forgetting about 2018. It will be a year we remember, forever. A year we think about. A year we look back on. But we are excited to see what the new year has for us. For us in particular, it is going to be a new year of a new family member and for that, we are so excited for. Thank you, God, for the gift of another year.