I received this email this morning from a total stranger, but they couldn’t have hit the nail on the head any more accurate than what they did!
What a year 2013 has been and I can’t say I’m happy to see it over with and a new year starting. For a year that started in heartache with the laying to rest my former mother in law and the loss of very special aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and acquaintances it has been tough but all in all there were many lessons learned and more new friends and family found for which I am forever grateful! 🙂
2013 opened up a whole new world for me, a world I knew was there all a long and had skirted the outskirts of it but in 2013 I jumped in with both feet. (and fell back out shortly afterward). But it showed me that I can do it, that I can make a difference and I am making a difference in life. I’m worthwhile, and the causes I believe in are worthwhile. For those of you that don’t know me I participated in an event this year, not just any event but one that actually makes a difference in the lives of children living with cancer. I was to travel coast to coast with the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride, but after a slight mishap I couldn’t make the whole trip. However with the support of family and friends I was able to come home rest for a week and head back out again. I can’t explain to you how the support of a family like this can help to heal, can pull you out of rut and make you believe again, that is something you really have to experience for yourself! And I encourage you to do so! (I suggest you leave the mishap out of it though LOL).
I’m not going to share any pictures today, just the note I received to from the Brave Girls Club. A very special follower introduced me to this club although she doesn’t know it yet I’m sure she’ll figure it out if she reads this! (It’s amazing how social media can connect people.) She too has shown me to continue on when things aren’t they way you want them to be and for that I thank her! I have a whole new family of friends or community and I wear pink, blue, orange and most importantly gold on my wrist to remind me that there are champions that are angels that want me to continue making a difference and there are champions among us that are fighting battles they may not win but never the less they are fighting them. Stayed tuned and I will share my story of 2013 with you and all the new ones beginning in 2014. I have a new camera so the pictures will once again flow! It’s going to be a great year!
Happy New Year Everyone!
(And happy birthday to my wonderful son Nicholas! To Lyndsey, Monica & Natalie and to all my family I love you a bushel and a peck and a squeeze around the neck. To the moon and back again I will love you forever and always and forever hold you in my heart ❤ 🙂 )