Gratitude

It’s a New Year

January 1, 2016

Goodbye 2015.  Maybe I should say good riddance?

2015 was not the greatest year.  I’m pretty excited, actually, to bid it goodbye and look forward to the possibilities of a new year.  2015 felt like an entire year of tough things happening to what seemed like everyone I love.  It has been a year of doling out encouragement to people around the clock.  The prayers lists have been long.  The heaviness of their pain has weighed on me.  I’m ready for a new year full of hope, happiness and minimal crises.

Looking back, we have most definitely had bright spots and loads of blessings.  There ALWAYS are, but 2015 ranks up there as being a toughie.  So today, my prayer for all those on my prayer list is for hope to outweigh the hurt this year, confidence to outweigh the fear, and for faiths to be strengthened and renewed.

Our family looks to 2016 encouraged that it WILL be a better year, full of blessings and love.

Happy New Year!

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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