In many ways, the past year has been immensely hard. I have dealt with loss, sickness and disappointment on a scale never before experienced for me, and that is saying a lot, given the fact that I joke often that my life story would make a great Lifetime movie script.
But all of this ick has shown me something else. More than all of that, and in the midst of all of it, I am immensely blessed and ever thankful. The joys in my life abound and I am surrounded by so many beautiful people and experiences.
Thank you, Lord.