BEACH 2014Is it just me or doesn’t it seem like we just welcomed in the year 2000… and know we’re racing toward the year 2020.  By the way 2020 may be my favorite year because who doesn’t love the whole 20/20 vision thing — can you just imagine the sermons that will preached about seeing 20/20 in 2020?!   But I digress, as I often do…. back the the end of the year 2014.

It’s been a heck of a year… it was my first year without my Dad (he passed away in November 2013).

I spent the majority of the year as an official 50 year old (I turned 51 in September).

My girls turned 21 and 28 this year — AM I really old enough to be Mom of a 21 and a 28 year old… apparently I am.

My grand boy turned three!  And we celebrated at Disney World!

I had a blast at my job — but then if you’re visited here before, you knew that.

My Mom got diagnosed with ovarian cancer — she’s battling it like a trooper!

Had a bible study published (along with my two besties, Karen & Melinda) — which caused me more anxiety than anything I’ve ever written, but it’s also the most favorite thing I’ve ever written.

Cruised Alaska with my man — best cruise EVER!

Had a great trip with my two dearest friends — never laughed so much in my life!

I lost 56 pounds — and have never felt better.

Spent more time with Jesus and dug deeper into His Holy Word.

It’s been a year of UPS and DOWNS — great highs and tough lows.   But through every step, God has walked with me and often carried me through.

Now it’s time to shut the door, close the book, slam the window or whatever on 2014.  It’s leaving.  Never to return.  But 2015 is coming and with it comes a fresh new year!  A year filled with promise, hope, and great expectation!  I don’t make resolutions — too much pressure for my rebellious soul.  I just make changes.  This year I’m letting go of some things– a few more pounds and a lot of stuff.  I’m decluttering my life, but more on that later.   Happy 2015!   Let’s make it a GREAT year!!