As the days of 2012 are winding down, reflections of the year commence. I am terribly grateful for the good and hard things that occurred during these almost 365 days. They have made me grow, learn, and appreciate so many wonderful things. A few days ago, J. made this year even more memorable by proposing and I said yes! He is an amazing man and the love of my life. I'm over the moon and smiling a great deal. What a way to begin a new year soon. Cheers! to whatever surprises are waiting around the corner and to embracing them as gracefully as possible.