It is late here and my dear husband has gone to bed. The tree lights are off for the night. The only thing still shining is the lighted village. I am sitting here at the computer, thinking of all the many things I am thankful for in my life.
One year ago today, I was struggling through nursing school, single, raising children by myself, working full time on the weekends and never having a free moment to spare. Every waking minute was spent studying, cleaning, cooking or working. The only time I had for myself was during my commute each day. I relished the quiet time I could spend alone pouring out my heart and soul to my heavenly Father. He truly saw me through some very difficult times. My children were left alone way too much, we ate way too many hot dogs and sandwiches. And I spent every day wondering how in the world I would make it until the next day. More tests to pass, more bills to pay, but every month I would be one step closer to making my dream a reality. Then finally it happened, May arrived along with finals, tests were over, graduation within reach. I made it! I cannot express in words the relief I felt and the sheer weight that was lifted off of me.
I got a great job working days, two months later I was engaged to a wonderful man. Then we married in October. I am so very blessed this year that it makes my heart swell just thinking about it. I have a new job, a wonderful husband, a new home and many new blog friends I have discovered in the past month!
I want to say a special thanks to Polly at http://countingyourblessing.blogspot.com/ for putting my blog on her sidebar. That was so sweet and wonderful! Thanks to everyone who has left a comment for me. You have made my day.