2013 turned out to be quite a ride for me…
I’ve been through some pretty hard stuff this past year… I don’t post a lot about those hard parts of my life because I want this to be a happy place, a place where we all share the love of cooking.
But, we all deal with hard stuff and it’s through those tough experiences that we come to know who we really are and that God is there for us.
This past year I’ve come to realize that I am enough.
If I could talk to my 8 year old self… I would tell her that she is amazing, to reach for every star- never be afraid, and that to love and lose is better than never loving at all. I would tell her that life will sometimes be really hard… that she’ll come to a place where it feels very dark and she’ll wonder if there is even a reason for living.
BUT, to hang on because that refiners fire has a purpose.
That God is there for her, he has a plan, and she is priceless.
He is always there with us… every step we take.
He will comfort us, when there’s no where else to turn… he’s RIGHT there. All we have to do is ask.
We are all priceless.
We are all enough.
May 2014 be a wonderful new beginning for each of us!
Happy New Year
Oh Ruthie! I love you. I am so glad you are part of my life. You inspire me so much!
🙂 love you too
Love this post! Thanks…
I’m so glad… thanks for the nice comment 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous New Years Day xoxo~ Ruthie
Amen!! Beautiful and encouraging post!!
Hi Crystal… it’s nice to meet you 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment, I hope you have a Happy New Year! xoxo~ Ruthie
Ruth, I’m so very sorry you’ve had a rough year. I would never have known. The few times we’ve met you have been so sweet and gracious. I hope 2014 is the best year of your life. Hugs.
You’re so sweet…. thank you your kind words. We all have rough times, right?! It’s just how it goes sometimes but it all has purpose and one day will all make sense. I hope you have a fabulous 2014 too 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie
You wouldn’t be you without your trials. I so admire you and the way you deal with adversity. You are a super friend and an amazing person. I hope 2014 brings you lots of new adventure because you deserve it!
Thanks Jac… you’re such a great friend and I appreciate that so much! Love ya 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie