Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye & Good Riddance 2013!

Moving on from 2013 is not going to be very difficult.  Looking back over the year I can pick out a few gems in a mountain of dung.  My high school reunion was a high point due to some very special people who are close to my heart. A good friend got married this year to the love of her life and their joy makes me happy.  My boys got their GED's this year!  My daughter was inducted into the National Honor Society & got her drivers license! Greg has been amazingly supportive when he could have understandingly run for the hills.

But 2013 took more than it gave unfortunately.  I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia & the disease has made me have to redefine not only my life but also myself.  I am no longer the person I was a year ago.  I can no longer work.  It overshadows everything I do and there isn't one time that my actions are limited by my disease.  I can't even do my own grocery shopping anymore.    I've spent the majority of my life overcoming obstacles and keeping things positive. I've spent the majority of my life asserting my independence and doing everything I had to do to provide for y children.  This disease has become my greatest challenge.  I'm looking forward to 2014 with cautious hope.  I am going to find the new me!  Hopefully I will be able to find my optimism again. I'm going to find a way to shake this funk off.  I pray that they at least find a better medication for this disease if not a cure.  I pray I find some relief this year.

 No matter how good or bad this year has been; I wish you a better year in 2014. I wish love and kindness upon you and yours.   I wish you all a very Happy New Year!