I'm popping in today briefly to wish you all a happy new year! I promise to be back to a regular blogging schedule when I get back to my normal routine next week, but this week I've enjoyed being home, getting errands and appointments taken care of, and lots of Cooper snuggles and blogging took a back seat.
There's been lots of talk about how horrible 2016 was and how everyone is ready for it to be over. Trust me, there were some really awful part of 2016 and it seems like all we keep hearing about in the last couple of weeks is death. But let's try and focus on the positive things--the whole entire year wasn't filled with awfulness. With all of the bad stuff, there's always good, even if you have to look a bit harder for it.
This year was tough for me on a lot of levels. I lost my dad this year and have experienced a lot of "firsts" without him which has been painful and incredibly hard. We dealt with infertility for the majority of the year (and the year prior) which was an emotional roller coaster. Work provided me with several super difficult and tricky parents that caused undue stress.
But this year also brought us a pregnancy. And it showed me how family and friends come together to support you when you need it the most. Sure it's easy to get bogged down by the crappy stuff--it's the things that are thrust into our faces every day on the news and seemingly everywhere else. But the good is also there, a lot of times in much more abundance than the bad, we just don't focus on it as much.
I challenge myself, and you, to look for the good in the last few hours of 2016 and going into 2017. A year is full of happiness and sadness, but it's up to you how you choose to see the year. #lookforthegood
Happy New Year to all of you, my awesome blog friends and family! And thank you for being a part of my life, and my journey, and being part of my support system this year.