Our family went away for Christmas and had the most magical time. Here are a few photos...
My 15 year old niece was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in January. This has consumed my life and the lives of the rest of my family since. Bronwyn did chemo, beat cancer, and then almost died a few times- the chemo put her into heart failure. Our lives stood still for weeks, make that months, it's all a blur now. Long story short, she now has a VAD and is living in Toronto awaiting a heart transplant. She learned how to walk again. She is dancing. She just started school. She is thriving and inspiring all that know her. Here is a link to the Facebook page that my sister and brother-in-law started when Bronwyn was diagnosed. It's all there- their whole insane ride.
Bronwyn's Fight Against Leukemia
We had a beautiful summer, went on a road trip to a huge music festival in South Dakota that Kris played at. Enjoyed our family and our growing boys.
And then in September ALL of the boys in our house went to school. Nathan to JK, Kaelan grade 7, Josiah grade 8 and Kris too! Kris is currently taking the 1 year education program at LU (and kicking butt I might add).
This is sooooooo not what we thought the passed year was gonna look like!
And what's next? Who knows! I have thrown it all up in the air and wherever it lands, it lands. It is out of my hands!
Ferris was right- "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
All I can say is- Please don't miss it!!!! Don't get so stuck in the grind that you forget to lift your head and enjoy all that is around you! And don't get so attached to a particular plan or dream that you can't be happy today!
This is it! Now is all we have!
Hug your kids, say kind things, enjoy your friends, live life. Things can change in a moment and sometimes you can never go back.
That's where I'm at after the year we have had. Nothing is more valuable than family and nothing is more urgent than this moment.
So take a moment to enjoy the view...