I stand at the brink of sunrise.
Facing this dawn, I take in all the lessons of the past year.
The friendships lost and gained.
The courage of friends battling from the brink of death.
My writing craft blossoming in ways I once only dreamed possible.
A nightmare storm leading to the crafting of our dream home.
The tragic loss of precious little school children deepening my appreciation of my own dear little one.
Now, I stand poised for the challenges ahead. A complicated IVF cycle already underway. Rebuilding our home. Taking an exciting writing leap. And a hundred new challenges and lessons yet to unfold.
I am a warrior.
I am ready to step into the sun.