Have you heard the phrase, “You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it”? Yeah, me neither until I Googled images for the word “Life”. It’s interesting that in the thousands of results this is the one that struck me the most.

In retrospect, I would say the quote is right; however, when you’re living those tough moments it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 2016 started off on the right foot – I was determined to get organized and start living life in our new hometown…and then I don’t know what happened. Life happened I suppose {the cliche’ blogger gone MIA answer} lol. Trust me, I took pictures with the good intention of writing posts but my heart wasn’t in it and my laziness got the best of me.  Let’s see if I can do a quick recap:

January – My birthday! We also found out I was pregnant on my birthday! {Yay!!}
February & March – Nothing lol
April – We bought a house! Whoo hooo! New construction build from the ground up!
May – I had a miscarriage at 19 weeks and 4 days {I’m just going to gloss over that because I’m not ready to talk about it openly yet}
June – My best friend’s wedding!  She got married at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC. I was the Matron of Honor and threw her a Bridal Brunch. We also officially moved into our new house
July – September – Nothing
October – Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary – I also made Beef Wellington for the first time {it was DELICIOUS!}
November & December – Family visits for the holidays

{Terrible, rushed, never prepared to take a picture cell phone photos below}

BOOM! Our year in a nut shell. I make light but right around May is when everything went downhill really. Like the quote says, “I am strong enough to live it” or…at least I think I am. Every day gets a little better even though I think about my miscarriage all the time, I don’t cry at the drop of a hat anymore and I’m okay to go around kids again. But hey, every loss takes time no matter who you are and how strong you might be. All I know is that  now, I see things differently {that’s another post}.

The reason I came back to blogging is because I need to get these words/thoughts down. I want some intangible record forever, if not for me but for others as well. I need to stop thinking and do. Plus, I truly do love it, I just hope it loves me back. See you in 2017, right? 😉


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