I know we are all probably thinking the same thing right about now -- where has this year gone? It feels like just yesterday we were just being discharged from duPont on Christmas Eve -- so thankful we made it home in time. Now here we are getting ready to say goodbye to 2009. There is a huge part of me that wants to hold on to this year forever -- I don't want to move on. It's hard to enter a new year without our little boy by our side -- physically by my side. But there is no stopping it -- it's almost here and it's coming weather we want it to or not.
Deep down inside I know this is going to be an amazing year. I am claiming this year as a year of hope. Hope -- it's what our little boy's life was all about. Finding joy in the darkest of moments, finding peace hidden deep within the chaos, choosing to live life no matter what obstacles are thrown in the path -- for me this is hope.
Our family has been living deep in the valley and we are ready to shout on our mountain -- There is still so much living to do, even in the midst of the pain. If fact it's that very pain and sorrow that somehow fuels my passion and drives me to seek the amazing healing possible for our lives.
So to you, Mr. 2010 -- are you ready for us? You are our year of hope, and we plan of squeezing every last bit out of you!