2018 has been a really hard year for many including me. Starting with surgery in January that knocked me off my feet for months longer then I ever expected. It has taken me all year to finally start feeling stronger. I also had some issues with depression and anxiety, I was lucky to find a great therapist and I am on the right path once again.
I have been so lucky to spend time with my sweet Grandchildren. Tiger is 7 and Scout 3 and life is so full with these two.
I've also had some special time with both my daughters this year. A trip to Calif in Sept to see Ashleigh was topped off by a wonderful experience. We went to the beach and there were some whales off the coast playing and diving. They were there for hours as I let the late Fall sun warm me and the breeze clear my mind. I found a special blessing in this event. A gift from God, a reminder that the simplest of things can bring great joy.
I tried to get a photo of the whales but they were too far out for my phone to capture.
During this year my blogging suffered. I felt like I had 'things' to say but could not seem to get it together to write it down. Also my photography skills have left me and what is a blog without good photos. Every time I thought about just admitting I was 'done', I just couldn't. I voiced this again just the other day and my good friend Claudia encouraged me to not give up.
I'm going to give blogging another try. I would like to blog at least once a week so we will see how that goes. My life has changed and so have some of my interests and I would love to share some of that with you.
If any of you are still out there and reading this I promise to give it my best this year.
As the hours count down until it's 2019, I wonder what this year will bring. My Mother turned 88 this past October and I've been spending more and more time helping her. I am so lucky to have her in my life and try to enjoy each and every day with her. I am trying to make sure I have time for my daughters and my grands. They add such joy to my life. Lastly, I am committed to continuing to take care of myself. Spiritually, mentally, physically! So come along with me and let's hope the Best is Yet to Be!