2017 has been a great year for us. We sold our house of 10 years and moved into a beautiful two bedroom apartment, which forced us to get rid of half the junk we had been holding onto for so long. Such a freeing feeling. Mason started public school after being homeschooled for Kindergarten (he absolutely loves it and is thriving beautifully) Erick just finished his certification for drafting & design a couple of weeks ago after 3 years of being a part-time student. He now plans to continue his education and pursue his associates, which will be followed by his bachelors then masters. I am INCREDIBLY proud of him! Evan shined at baseball this fall season and is ready to try out for pitcher in the spring. I think he will get it, he’s been practicing so hard and has improved drastically. As for me, I have learned and grown so much as a person, mother, wife, daughter, sister and also spiritually. It was a great year but no doubt it taught me a lot. Here’s two big lessons I learned in 2017…
Always trust God’s timing. I can’t tell you how many times I made plans then got upset because they didn’t turn out the way I wanted when I wanted. Things will eventually happen the way God has intended them to. It is beyond our control to try to rush, slow down or alter situations. If we learn to just be patient and trust God’s timing, we’ll get to see how amazing He is. How he never fails us and if we feel he does, it’s only to give us better & bigger blessings than those we were chasing.
Family is THE most important thing! Truly and above all else. I can’t think of any of my family members that had it easy this year. We all went through some rough times. Sadness, stress, sickness, etc, and I don’t know how we could’ve possibly gotten through it without each other. Don’t wait till something terrible happens. Pick up the phone and call your bother or sister or mom & dad. Visit them even if it’s just for an hour, invite them over for breakfast. There’s nothing worst than wishing you’d done it when it’s already too late. My siblings and I are closing off the year with such an incredibly saddening and unexpected situation but are pulling through by being each others support system. You see, I learned that it shouldn’t take a bad situation for family to come together. It is not ok to go months without seeing your siblings or parents. Sure life is busy and we all have a million and one things to do, but making time for family is so important.
I hope the new year brings you lots of love, joy and good health! Cheers to 2018!