My Year in Review: 2016

bossfight-free-stock-photos-sparkler-fire-sparksIt seems like all the cool bloggers are doing it – a year in review. So I thought I would jump on that bandwagon and give you mine. (Because we bloggers really hope this is the time someone reads our stuff.) Don’t worry, I’m not much on talking about all that has been. But I thought you’d like to see the short version of my most popular posts in 2016.

Should I count down? I’ve never done this before. I’ll count down.

#5: Finding Joy in the Mundane. You would think since our life is kindof unique it would be exciting and always new. Well, no. Unless you count running to see who’s gagging in the middle of the night or the never-ending prayer, “Please God, don’t let this be a hospital visit.” That’s the kind of excitement we live with. Otherwise, we chase chickens.

#4: I Need A Nap. This wasn’t specifically about special needs, but more my rant on what a stay at home mom truly does at home. And what we do before 7:00am. Spoiler: In our house, it usually involves grossness. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Home is where my heart is.

#3:  They Have No Idea. An oldie, but a goodie. Kindof. The Target Incident. It was the day when we decided to take a break from Target. They didn’t send me a thank you note, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t miss us.

#2:  I’m ‘Just’ A Special Needs Mom. More on being a stay at home mom. Sometimes (a lot of times) I want more than this life I live. Rereading my own post reminds me of all God has given me right here, right now.

#1:  One of the Hard Days. (This was the most read, most popular post of 2016! Congratulations!)  Hard Days. We all have them. Sometimes the special needs hard days are the rest of the world’s great days. But, I know the source of my joy is in Christ. And that’s where I go on my hard days.

And one more for good luck – or just because it was one of my favorites to write … Thankful from the Disability Trenches. I am thankful for this life we live. Evan has taught me so much through disability. I didn’t know what I didn’t know until Evan. It’s difficult to be thankful for someone’s hardship. But it is what it is and I am just starting to see how God is using this life. I can’t wait to look at 2017 and see the way God has moved through it.

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