Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cheers to 2016!

2015 has been a year y'all.  One of the most special years of my life and equally one of the most challenging.  2015 saw the birth of our sweet Greysen in April...a moment we will never forget...a moment that changed our lives forever in the best possible way.  Greysen has been all we hoped he would be an more.  He has challenged us and brought us greater joy than we could ever imagine. From the moment he arrived, we knew we would never be the same!  The end of 2015 has been a bit tumultuous.  First the onslaught of health issues with Jonathan beginning around the end of May (thankfully those issues have been almost completely resolved...praise God for that!),then the news of some scary health issues for a dear friend of ours, then an informal official offer for a career opportunity for Jonathan post residency (again...praise the LORD for that!).  We've been up and down and up again in the past 6 months!

2016 promises to be an equally interesting roller coaster ride.  We will be in Florida in January, in Texas in February, back in Florida in March, then in Baltimore for April, then here, there, and yonder during the month of May, then Baltimore again from June through September.  We will be applying for residency September 15th, and then the fall will be residency interview season...Lord only knows where those will take us!  Greysen will celebrate his first birthday in 2016.  He will learn to crawl (unless he figures that out in the next 4 hours), learn to walk, learn to talk, and grow like a weed...all in 2016.  That's almost more than I can fathom.  Jonathan will graduate from medical school in November...he will be DR. WOMACK by the end of September when he completes his final rotation.    I will complete my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in December.  Wow...what a year we have to look forward to!

Looking into 2016, I have to be realistic as well that there may be tragedies and sadness in store.  Maybe not...wouldn't that be amazing??  But never does a year go by where there isn't something saddening that happens.  But you know what my New Year's resolution is for 2016?  To focus on the JOY.  I'm resolving to focus on the happy in my life and in the world around me.  I'm choosing to celebrate the good...the amazing...the exciting.  And I'm resolving to shake off the sad.  It's inevitable that it will occur, but it doesn't have to be inevitable that it knocks us Womacks off our high horses.  2016 will be an amazing year of transitions.  And I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for our sweet little family...

Cheers to 2016!

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