I don't really know what to say about the past year.
It was a year that will re-write the rest of my life story.
Losing my mom in March was the most heart-breaking event of my life.
However, I'd feel ungrateful if I didn't acknowledge all the wonderful things that happened this year (kid-free trip to Europe, best physical and spiritual shape of my life, Rich's graduation and Post-doc offer) but not being able to share those moments with my mom and hear her excitement for us was unbearable.
I can't "wish for a better 2017" because my mom isn't coming back and without her things will never be as they once were but I can say is I promise to look forward with faith. There are two little people in my life that I am setting an example for and I cannot take the opportunity for granted. Trials and heartbreak can make us better or bitter, the difference is "I".
My mom would have loved that saying.
Now enjoy some pictures we took after church today!
My mom's pursuit for family pictures has turned into my obsession.
Here's to 2017!