What can I say about 2009? It has definitely been a year that I won't ever forget! It certainly has been a year of loss, grief and sadness on many levels but I was also presented with opportunities this year that were wonderful. I made the decision to move back home which provided me so much time with my mom that I am eternally grateful for! I have seen my relationship with my extended family grow. I feel very blessed to have an uncle, aunt and cousins that care so much about me and my girls! We now are able to share events and experiences that we never had in the past and that means so much to me. I feel I have grown a lot this year. I have found strength that I never knew I had. I must have learned that from my mom because she was one of the strongest women I have ever known. The changing of the calendar won't take away the pain or the sadness that I am feeling but I am encouraged by the future that it will bring. I am excited to see what is in store for me and my girls! 2010 won't be an easy year but with my friends and family standing by me I will be able to make it!