Happy New Year Everyone!
2016 was by far the most incredible year of my life. Getting married, moving into our apartment, starting our life together and creating new memories with family and friends all contributed to a great year.
I’ve written before about how amazing the gift of marriage is and I continue to be thankful for this precious treasure each and every day. It’s crazy to think that in 5 short months we will be celebrating one year!
The past year wasn’t all good, of course, there were ups and downs. It was stressful planning a wedding while being full time in school and an hour and a half away from family and friends. In the end with many people’s generous help and support, t all came together. Following the wedding, we enjoyed a relaxing week away (whoever came up with the idea for a vacation after one’s wedding is #genius). I spent the summer working swing shift in a factory, although it was tiring and I felt like I had no time it was worth it to fully pay for my last year’s tuition and other expenses. Finally, the fall came and back to school season. I was grateful to have more free time, but soon the stress and workload of school became very overwhelming. Couple classes, assignments, group projects and life with unexpected family events, a car needing repair and eventually dying meaning I had no way to get to school. It all makes for a tough end of the semester. Despite all the extra stress, God helped me to do well and in some classes better than I expected on my assignments and exams. Throughout all of the events this year I have learned to cherish every moment with those you love, to trust that God is always faithful to provide and that no matter how overwhelming life seems it is only for a season.
I hope that in 2017 I can continue to grow in what God has planned to teach me and to trust His leading for this next season of life. I’m looking forward to graduating and starting a career in my field of Family and Nutrition. I have no idea what this year holds, such as whether we will move or not, where we will travel or what new people we will meet. However, I’m excited about the possibilities this next season and year have in store!