Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015, Hit the Road Jack!

The title of this post should give you a bit of a hint on my sentiments on wrapping up the past year. On the last day of the year, many reflect on all that the year entailed. I can say, without hesitation, that this will be a year that I will forever remember. So let me join with the masses and take time to reflect on what was...
Within a three-month period (late spring - early summer) three major things occurred in my life:
My son Brody was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, my dad and step-mother were divorced after 21 years of marriage and my mother committed suicide. 
This year was definitely different. This year knocked me down and seemed to keep beating me down. I felt like I was broken and I suppose for awhile I was. 
Many of you know about our journey with Brody but may have not known about the other two that I mentioned. I won't go into detail about those, specifically the last, but I don't know of another year that has tested me so much and really changed me. But as I look back at the year, I want to say thank you to those that showed me amazing friendship. You really do see who will be there for you when times are tough and to those that were, I am grateful.
I have always had a theory that years rotate in either being good or tough (I purposefully didn't say bad) so based on that theory; 2016 is probably going to be a pretty outstanding year. 

So let's pour a glass of champagne and "close the book" on this chapter and bring on the awesomeness that is bound to be 2016!