2014- This year is a new beginning. For me 2013 brought a lot of the things that you might expect in life - surprises, tragedies, romance, heartbreak, sunrises, sunsets, smiles, but also tears. I feel so lucky to have had one of the best years of my life, full of happiness and love, but filled also with lessons and growth through the sorrows that have occurred. I've sure been reminded to trust the process, and that despite my best efforts I cannot control everything. It was a year of changes - moving, my daughter moving far from me, adding "bonus daughters", changing dreams, changing focus, changing my name... All big events packed into one year. So as I start the new year, (as Mrs. Scripps!!), I am resolving to be grateful for everything I have in my life, and for the rich experiences that I am so fortunate to be a part of. I will keep my eyes and heart open to all the beautiful people and things around me, and not take one person or one second for granted. And thank you, Mr. Scripps, for bringing such a wonderful, positive, loving, and encouraging influence to my life. Happy New Year, everyone!! It's your story - write a good one!