This has been a year of many lessons, some that I was okay with, some that I fought, and some that I was forced to accept. Lessons on humility; lessons on saying "no" (VERY difficult for me); lessons on accepting the fact that I can't do everything, and actually saying the words "I can't" (a phrase that I strongly dislike); lessons on faith and trust, and relying on God's timing and plan; lessons on relying on other people for help, which is extremely difficult for me to do; and a big lesson on perspective. I learned that I took my health for granted, and as tough as this year has been, this is nothing compared to what other people are going through.
The biggest lesson I learned from all of this is that I have an amazing family and group of friends. Family and friends that would drop everything to help us. A husband, Mom, in-laws, and children who are more supportive, understanding and loving than I deserve; a very dear friend who called, listened, and dropped off food; incredible friends who have prayed for us and called more times than I could have asked for; and a school director who understood, supported, and helped me look for answers. I took on way more that I should have this year and, in turn, I got my rear-end handed to me. I let a lot of people down, which is not something take lightly, but I am fighting my way back and am looking forward to making it up to everyone.
Thank you for your patience, for not giving up on me, and for trusting that I will make good on my word. I am so thankful for the people around me.