Have you ever had a year where you get to the end of it and just kind of thank heaven that it is over?
That is 2017 for our family.
I don’t think I have ever felt so raw.
I’ve been reflecting on this year and trying to weed out some of the positive things.
Guess what they were?
The time I got to spend with other women.
I’ve been blessed to teach you in the art cabin (which brings me more joy than I can express.)
There have been lunches with women I love. I leave this time with them feeling unburdened and loved unconditionally. I don’t even know if they have any idea how much they have gotten me through this year.
I was able to teach a Soul Restoration retreat in a beautiful home with four women who touched my heart forever and I got to do it with my girl and a dear friend. I am so thankful for that time.
There was a week in California with a few of my soul sisters that was much needed.
A few days with treasured friends here spent creating good things in the cabin.
Time with my girl, and fellow wives in my blue family, that was so so good.
Two sweet sisters who live far away who encourage and check in and want me to achieve my dreams.
A sister in law who has carried me way more than she knows. She has given a gift to my family time after time that has kept us sane. She has also loved one of my children in such a way that it has lifted some of the burden off of my heart.
So, I guess what I am trying to say is thank you. Thank you for spending your time with me. You have lifted me and kept me going so much more than you even know. There is a special power in women. I see it more and more as I get older. The love and compassion that we can give so easily is something magical to see and even more magical to receive.
2018 has me a little scared. I’m not ashamed to admit it. There are things ahead of me that are going to be hard. Knowing that there are women around me who know and understand gives me a strength that I wouldn’t have otherwise.