Babies are sleeping so I decided to take a moment for me. I put my boots on, zipped my sweater and pulled my hoodie up, walked outside and just sat on my stoop. As my butt started to freeze, I stared at all the twinkling lights wrapped around fences, doorways and windows and smiled just thinking of how beautiful the block looks. I felt like each light that shined was an obstacle we overcame this year. My mouth clenched in fear then immediately relaxed and changed into a smile thinking about all that has come and gone and all that is today. Reflecting on a year that brought us two amazingly beautiful children. Two blessings named Giovanni and Isannah that fills a lifetime with hope, faith, love and HEART. Thank you for my blessings, my life, my love and the happiness that I know because of the sadness that was.