The last six or seven weeks have been...um...intense. It has been a time filled with some amazing blessings and some real soul-searching hard times. My faith has been tested, my priorities questioned, and my future goals altered. It has been hard, but oh-so-good. Yesterday brought much closure to some issues and I feel like today is the first day of the new year. When 2012 arrived on the calendar, I wasn't ready for it. I still had much that I was working through and new beginnings weren't on my to-do list. But now, well, my body,soul, and mind are tired, but they are ready. Ready for the new year. Ready for new beginnings. This year is going to bring a lot of changes for our family. It is going to bring a lot of unknowns. But God is preparing me and I am so excited for what is ahead. So happy 2012. Today is the first day of my new year.