Lucky ’13

CampbellFamily12So here we are!  The world didn’t end and we are fully into the new year by six whole days!  Who would’a thought.  Certainly not the Mayans!  Well, we really dont know what they thought, but it’s safe to say they simply had to stop somewhere, and to them, the year 2013 was a crazy long time from them.

But here we are.  Unless you know something I don’t, it’s safe to say we need to plug away and follow through on living life long into the future.  And it’s there that I come into the new year swinging.  I’ve decided I’m going to have an AMAZING 2013.

Yep, that’s right!  It’s going to rock – because I decided it will.  I’m going to choose to do the hard things, and the fun things, the unpleasant tasks head on, and count the blessings each time I think I cant move forward.  Life is all how you choose to come at it and how you choose to perceive it.  I am going to choose the joy in life each time it presents itself, and even when it doesn’t.  Always, ALWAYS, there is some teensy nugget of joy or blessing in everything, if you look for it hard enough.  It may come on the heels of something overwhelmingly unbearable, but it comes.  Seeing it and recognizing it is key.

2012 was crazy hard.  As a family we’ve gone through so much.  It hasn’t been only me and my health that has had struggles.  We all had some.  What I’m proud of most is that we all, in our own ways, fought hard to keep on keeping on.  Some of the challenges were scary or intimidating, while others were just yucky or tiring.  We supported each other and grew stronger though, and that means we are that much tougher starting out this new year.  We are ready and we will push forward.

Whenever life hands you a line to tow, and it’s hard and you aren’t sure you can do it, remember that you just need to hang on one day at a time.  You can do it, and you will build up muscles you never knew you needed.  You will get stronger.

Happy New Year, from all of us Campbells.  We wish you well.  Grab hold of Lucky’13 and rock it.  It’s gonna be a great one!

-Christi and crew



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