They say things get better with age, right?

I am sitting here typing and drinking my coffee... with the sound of rain outside and two little boys still cozied up in their beds... and I am able to reflect on the past year.

27. It was a rough year. Losing a loved one makes anything tough. I found myself at my all-time highest weight (other than being pregnant). We lost Janet mid-way through my 27th year. I started turning things around about 3 months ago...

I have clung to this verse for the last 9 months.

"Do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

I've been strong for my family since losing Janet but starting at the end of May, I began believing in that strength myself. I feel like a stronger person than I was on my birthday last year.

And while 27 was rough, a few great things happened....
-I got to quit my part time nursing job and stay home with my babies full time, something that I had dreamed about since having Hudson and never thought that we would actually accomplish.
-I graduated with my Bachelors Degree in Nursing last December.
-I've made a few great friends. Two girls who I only "sort-of" knew this time last year are two of my dearest friends this year.
-I've lost 23 lbs... that alone is amazing.
-I started my own "at-home" business, doing something I absolutely love.

I know most people don't enjoy getting older but I am very thankful to be where I am today and look forward to what the new year in my life means. I hope to hit {and maintain} my goal weight during my 28th year. I look forward to new friendships that will come this year. I look forward to watching my boys grow and learn. I look forward to spending another year married to my best friend. I look forward to becoming an auntie and meeting my {first} nephew this year. You better believe that I will also cherish each and every moment that the Lord gives me with my loved ones this year... you can never spend enough time with those you love. I have definitely learned that this year.

So today, I say "Adios" to 27, and to 28 I say-- bring it on.


  1. Hello, I started reading your blog last week,I found it thru Kelly's blog. I'm from San Diego, a full time working mom of two (11 year old boy and 8 year old girl) and found your struggles and challenges very similar to mine. Your faith and perseverance have inspired me to begin a new journey as well. I just bought Hip Hop Abs, as this is my trouble spot and am actually looking forward to starting. I am also starting to write down what I eat. Hoping to turn a new leaf as we head into fall. HA! Please keep blogging as I am truly inspired by you! May God Bless you and your precious family richly!!


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