I want to hate you. I really do. I had more pain, drama, and stress to deal with this year than I ever want to see again. Yet in a maddening “this is for your own good” way, I also look back now and see where I grew, I learned, I reached deep into myself and found things I didn’t know were there…and would I have been able to without everything that happened this year? I sincerely doubt it.
I won’t say I’m grateful for the shit you threw my way this year, 2008. But I have to say thank you. Testing my will, testing my love, testing my strength, solidified my beliefs and heart and drive.
I do have one request before you go, 2008. How ’bout easing up on me when your kin 2009 struts in here in a few days? I’d appreciate that more than you can imagine.
But if you and 2009 feel the need to keep testing me, to keep applying pressure, to keep seeing what I am made of…I am also prepared for one hell of a fight. Bring it on.