We’ll be heading on leave until 2013 so just a summary of what 2012 has been for me…
2012 has been filled with heartache, uncertainty, and accomplishments all into one.
M’s grandmother passing away in early 2012 was unimaginable and a situation I didn’t want to see myself in again for the 2nd time (meeting extended family at a funeral). I never meet his grandmother but only talked to her a few times on the phone and she was enjoyable to speak to.
Recently, M’s mother passed away so that was a major heartbreak since it was a few weeks before Thanksgiving. As we near Christmas, we will not be in AZ on purpose in order to heal with great friends at Ft. Hood. Again, I meet people I had never known before at the memorial service who were military mothers or spouses who volunteered with M’s mother in sending care packages overseas.
Uncertainty because of certain situations that I won’t go into but I have had two amazing sisters in Christ who helped me through them and gave me advice and let me decide on what to do in the long run. They didn’t judge me or try to tell me what was right or wrong “according to others”. They knew that “according to others” would not work in those cases and as Christians, they were there to be the “Generation to Generation” to me. They didn’t pressure but were open to listening and I thank God for PWOC in my life in those moments and for my spirit.
Accomplishments in that I received my bachelor’s degree and hopefully get a job soon once certain things are set in stone. Another accomplishment in that I start grad school soon (!) and will enjoy every minute of it. I have finished my pharmacy technician program and just have to sit for the national exam to become certified.
Overall, God has blessed me with wisdom and grace along with “family” who has the best in mind for me. I will be going to DC in early January or February (or maybe March?) since I have an unused ticket that would work for a round trip and more…so another trip will be planned once I figure out where. 🙂
Well, hope everyone has a great weekend ahead. Please keep those families in CT in your prayers.