I don’t know about everyone else, but I am looking forward to 2012 coming to an end tomorrow. I realize that January 1st is just another day on the calendar and that nothing will magically change tomorrow at midnight. However, I also realize that it is a time to reflect on the year that is coming to an end and look forward to the year that is about to begin.
So, as I reflect on the year that is coming to an end, I am reminded of the struggle that it has been. To say that it has been difficult would be an understatement. It has been filled with too much work, stress and illness and too little time. It has been a year filled with trials and one that I would not soon like to repeat.
In my reflection, I have also recognized all of the blessings the year has brought to me. For every trial that I have had to endure, there has been a blessing that has either helped me to make it through it or helped me to recover from it. Most of these blessings have come in the form of some AMAZING friends who have encouraged, uplifted and supported me throughout the year.
So, I am glad that this year is coming to an end and I look forward to the new year with great anticipation. I look forward to the year 2013 with both hope and faith. I have hope that it will be a better year but I have faith that if it isn’t my Heavenly Father will send me exactly the blessings that I need and more…..