I'm back! It's been awhile since I've been on here. After reading this blog, you'll have more of an understanding as to why I went absent for most of the last year.
2022 was quite the year for our household. The beginning of the year started off in depression and hopelessness for myself. By the end of it, new life was breathed into not just my life, but my entire family's as well.
It was the first full year of having a full blown teenager (which has been quite the adjustment). My marriage went through some rough patches but also, came out stronger than before. We went to New York City for an amazing dance experience for Montana. Finally, after 12 years of not being able to get pregnant, I found out I was expecting our 4th child. June Marie Ackerman was born September 24th. After 4 years without her brothers, Montana was a sibling again. Our family grew as a whole but also grew closer and stronger as a unit.
I guess what I'm saying with all of this is that a year can change not only your life physically, but your outlook as a whole. So much can change in such a short time, if only we can believe and work toward those changes. My resolution for the year is to cut out the distractions and focus toward what's important to me, my family, and the goals I want to reach. I want to work toward cutting out the things that try to guck up our lives and put my effort into building myself and my relationships on firm foundations.
My advice for the year is this: Let's keep the main thing the main thing this year and put our focus on the things and people we love most.
It's great to be writing again! Can't wait to share more with all of you throughout 2023!