I would be lying if I were to say that 2015 has not been, by far, the most painful and challenging year for me. I would be lying if I said I do not have high hopes that this next year would somehow go a little easier on me. I would also be lying if I said that it has not been one of the most strengthening and growing years of my life.
I do not like to lie, so I will say this:
Cheers to the challenges that make us grow;
Pains that lead to healing;
Sorrow which turns to joy;
Struggle which inspires change;
Doubt which deepens faith;
Loss which makes room for love;
Weaknesses that make us stronger;
Brokenness which cultivates hope;
Death which awakens new life;
To everything and everyone who helps me to know what it means to live wholeheartedly and dare greatly, I salute you.
To another year of learning and growing;
To closed doors and new doors;
To another year of experiencing grace and seeing God-sightings
in the strangest of places;
To the unexpected;
To hope and to love.