Sometimes when things get hard, you just have to put one foot in front of the other. That's what I did and what I continue to do. When the airline lost my luggage on the eve of my Dad's funeral, I hung in there. When finals week threatened to test my patience with waiting in line at a testing center, I breathed. The weekend away to pick out my wedding dress was a blessing. It was a smidgen of calm inside this big storm that is my life right now. And this week, I finished all of my projects and project instructions for the book. That is not to say that there is still not a lot of work left to do to pull our book together, but it does feel nice to have one more thing done.
I wonder when I look back at this month in my life what I will remember most? I hope that I remember how fortunate I was to have support from Josh (my love), our families, our friends and my co-workers. I hope that I remember how fun it was to pick out my wedding dress and how happy I was when I found out that I had straight A's in my classes even though it was nearly impossible to concentrate the last few weeks of class. Most of all, I hope that the projects that I created for the book are unique, special and inspiring. I hope that when I receive my official copy of the book that I think back to May 2011 and appreciate my strength and perseverance. I hope that I remember the good things because I've been blessed with so many.