I've heard it said that the four years in high school are the best years in your life.
I really, really, really hope that's not true.
Cause this year...well here's the low-down, good and bad.
We started with finishing my freshman year (and finishing driver's ed) - hallelujah that's over.
And throughout the year we had d*weekend, spring formal, Sonia's 4th birthday, the beach trip, my sweet niece was born...good gracious I'm smitten with her, so many fun things.
But in the midst of all that same summer time- the best of the year...or it was supposed to be at least.
Camp came first...which was pretty great.
Then came...yeah...Summer with the arts. One of the worst weeks in my life. Not until this summer did I ever imagine that would come out of my mouth.
On Tuesday I woke up and it was a normal day...until I found out she didn't wake up. She was gone. And my life changed forever.
I lost my mentor, one of my best friends, my big sister...I lost such a big part in my life, and so did do many others. And each day, I just find I miss her more and more...and it really hasn't gotten too much easier.
This year has been exhausting, and for once, I'm ready for it to be over.
This year has been the hardest year of my entire life, there have been more tears, more pain, more suffering, than ever.
But surprisingly, I've grown closer to my Savior than ever. I have so many questions...but I'm so much closer to Him...I still am angry, confused at what happened this summer...but I love Him so dearly.
So 2013- all I've got to say is...
Bring. It. On.