as we close in on another year, i find myself reflecting on the moments that have changed my course, the minutes that have challenged me, and the precious memories that have been securely stored and often recalled. it was a good year. a big year. a year of change. a year of plans not realized. journeys derailed. understanding challenged. love conquered. comfort found. new dreams made. it was a transitional year. perhaps, when i reflect upon it many years from now, the year that will be the catalyst for all the good things to come. two thousand twelve challenged me in ways i never imagined. it was full and beautiful. thank you for the unwavering love along the way. cheers!