As the anniversary of that decision is here, I find myself reflecting A LOT on that experience. I had intended to use my blog as a place to record and remember...only, life as a working mom without Erick around proved to wear me out so I didnt have a lot of time for blogging. boo. It was a year of amazing growth for me as an individual, and for Erick and I as a couple, and for the 5 of us as a family.
Last year, I blogged:
In this new year, I look forward to shifting my focus from stressful and unhealthy self-doubt, discouragement, and negative thoughts, to working toward a life full of promise, love and confidence in myself.
Last year's blog post on Perspective, here.
This part of our family journey is not done. We are still working things out and rebuilding a life. But its been wonderful! The challenges seem like such a small price to pay for the reward. A job for Erick that he enjoys and feels confident and important, the kids and me, working on our relationships with each other each day.
When I look back on the trip here: driving 24 hours with the kids in 3 days, at one point in a real blizzard, with zero visibility, its a miracle the kids were content and cooperative! But we endured, and pushed through rough times. I realize that things are so good right now, that I forget that these good times are the result of fervent prayers and faith that all would be well.
This year, I want to continue my commitment to living a life that is stronger, more confident, and and fulfilling. Both for myself and my family as a whole. Here's to another great year!