I love when I can end a year and say wow….this was the best year ever! But that was definitely not 2014 for us.
As I’ve said in a few posts, we started out on a major high, only to have the year fall apart 9 days into it with a miscarriage.
That’s how our year started and, in many ways, it didn’t seem to get better.
I suffered from a really rough ovarian cyst in February that caused serious pain and a multitude of doctor appointments to make sure everything was going to be OK.
Followed up by months more of doctor appointments, difficult treatments and injections on our infertility journey.
Throw in three additional losses to our family, my 17 and a half year old childhood dog, Patches. Our 8 year old bunny. And Wesley’s kind and sweet grandmother.
We have dealt with a lot. All of those lost this year held a special place in our heart, whether four legged, two legged or someone we never got to meet, each one was part of our family and were very loved.
In all of the negative, there were still some bright spots.
I made some new wonderful friends this year……
……and spent some great moments with older friends.
I got to spend two weeks on the east coast with some of my favorite people.
I attended the wedding of my favorite sister in law.
We discovered we were pregnant again, and still going strong as of today at 20 weeks and 4 days along.
Wes and were able to make some great memories, with a trip to Kauai for our 4th anniversary, a trip to Disneyland for a mini baby moon and time spent in Los Angeles with my family for Thanksgiving.
All in all I will look back on this year remembering how all of these losses were hard, and so many moments made me want to cry in frustration and quit.
But with my caring and supportive husband and lots of love from our friends and family, I made it.
So when I sleepily sip Sparking Cider tonight, I am toasting each and everyone one of you that made this year bearable. Pictured here or not, you know who you are and you know how important you are!
There will never be enough words to say thank you, I appreciate you, and I love you.
And I can’t forget these two little loves…
So here’s to looking towards 2015 with many new adventures to come!
Love to you all and Happy New Year!