2016. How can one year be so darn hard yet contain some of the best moments of my life? We lost a beautiful life, yet I gained a very special new one all in the same year. I left the place where my family began, and found home in a new place. Job changes caused some unnecessary stress, as well. The ups and downs this year have been incredibly hard, but it has only made me stronger. I hope that 2017 has only good things to come. A year of great new opportunities, good health, wonderful memories, and happiness. As I look back on the year, I’m thankful for all my family and friends who got me through and helped me in every area of my life that was lacking. Here’s to the closing of one year’s chapter and to the start of another. I can’t wait to see what this year holds. I am excited to continue to watch my son learn and grow, and share his beauty with the world.