As I am looking back on 2015 it brings back a wide range of emotions. I could easily view it as one of the worst years of my life. Diagnosed with cancer, became unemployed and had a ton of stress heaped on me. But was it really such a negative year?
I think that I have grown so much over the last 12 months and the adversity I faced actually fostered that growth. There was a refocusing of priorities that has changed who I am and how I see the world. It became very clear that family was the most important thing in my life followed closely by good health. Without both, there is no quality of life.
Every step of the way, I had Kathy by my side. Supporting me unconditionally and being my rock. I know for sure it would have been a lot harder, if not impossible, to get thru this year without her. My kids, my own and inherited thru Kathy, have also been a source of inspiration and support. I am blessed to have 5 wonderful young adults (the word “children” just doesn’t apply anymore) in my life that I am so proud of every day.
I am thankful for everything I have in my life and I look forward to what 2016 will bring. There is a saying that states, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. I know now there is a lot of truth in that statement.