With less than 12 hours to go in 2015 I can hardly believe another year is coming to a close. With the kids being busier and busier each year I swear that time passes more quickly. It's true I know it!
I have spent a lot of time thinking about 2015 this past week. My initial thoughts were I am so glad this year over. It has been a mess. All I could think about at first was the challenging and way too hard parts of our year. We spent way too much time in doctor's offices. We spent way too much time missing events because of injuries. We spent a lot of time struggling with sports. I was seriously bummed by all this. Then I read my friends post on Facebook about working hard-struggling through the muck to get to the good stuff. Is it worth it? That was her question and that made me really rethink all the struggles Emma and Jonah had with gymnastics and thus me and Drew. Was it worth it? I think the hard work made the rewards all that sweeter. Emma now smiles when talking about gymnastics. Jonah is progressing and ready to compete again. It was hard, but the uphill battle resulted in huge smiles in the end.
Then I thought 2015 wasn't all that bad. Good things, fun things happened all year long. I looked at the crazy number of pictures on my phone and great memories made me smile. We did struggle, but our year was filled with great joy and happiness.
So here is what I choose to remember about our 2015...
So yes there were struggles. Emma and Jonah overcame them. Drew and I survived them. We are definitely hoping for a healthier 2016 and less time on the sidelines. But the highlights were worth the struggles. They always are in my opinion. It was a memorable year!