It’s a new year, new beginnings, new possibilities.
2014 was a challenging year for me, to say the least. It began with uncertainty that turned into a diagnosis of breast cancer – which turned into a fight that I’m happy to say that I’ve won, by the grace of God. Through it all I kept working, which has proven its own challenge, but thankfully I was blessed with a very supportive team at work. Outside my own struggles, I’ve had friends who have gone through their own. A couple have passed away, to my great sorrow. Others have had their fair share of medical, relationship, or other personal issues.
On the positive side, new friends have been made, new lives have begun, and new opportunities have arisen. A friend’s daughter has expressed her interest in being baptized. I’ve gotten lots of support from friends and family over the year and reconnected with some people with whom I’d lost touch.
Even more importantly, I think, God used the struggles I’ve had this year to remind me how much I need to rely on Him. I have prayed more this year, not just for myself but for all of you, than I think I have at any time in the past. It has not been an easy road to walk, and at times I have felt desperately alone and afraid, but I know He is with me and guiding my path. And that is a very comforting thing.
Thank you all again for all the support and love you’ve shown. Each and every one of you does make a difference. I’m looking forward to 2015 and the possibilities it carries. May God continue to bless you all throughout the new year!