Well 2018 was both awesome and disheartening for me at the same time!
Allow me to break it down so you will understand why I say that…
Blog wise, 2018 was the most amazing year! Awards, tags and challenges…oh my! What an honor and privilege to be nominated and to participate!
But what made the year awesome was making such great friends! Friends that support me, encourage me and yeah… pray for me! That is awesome because we ALL need prayer and encouragement! And that my dear friends is way more important than the stats.
But the stats have been crazy…
I mean just look. That is huge!
Thanks to you all, there are more likes in a day now, than I had views in a month in previous years.
And some days there are more views in said day than I would have in months.
I enjoy the likes, as it means you actually do like what I write but it’s the comments you all make that mean so much. Your encouraging words, saying you will pray for me and just getting to know each other a little better is awesome.
Thank you all for such an amazing year!
I would like to share some of your favorite posts based on the number of views, as I do not know if it is possible to look up posts by the number of likes.
Here are your top 10 favorite posts:
From A Porn Scene Mentality To Intimacy With Your Wife (Written in 2017)
Dear Porn Star: Please Forgive Me (Still five years later and the most read post…thank you!)
Breaking The Chains: One Link At A Time (which I need to update)
When The Walls Tear You Down (Officially written in 2017)
Now for the disheartening aspect of 2018. Not only am I still single..lol but I lost two jobs, roommate left without paying his part of the bills and I almost became homeless.
And I have been fighting a silent war within myself the whole time. A few of you may have picked on it but then again maybe not.
A war that is only won by feeding the side I want to thrive….my flesh or my spirit. It’s a constant war for many of us even years after finding freedom.
Don’t get me wrong. My children, Brandon and Erin have blessed my life. And 2018 was no exception! Actually that part was better as I was able to spend more time with them on a daily basis, but when I get to the house and there is no one here…it hits. Sometimes not so bad and then other times….
The holidays are the hardest.
And I need to apologize to my prayer group and all of you for not reaching out and asking for prayer. Also, I didn’t read as many of your posts as normal, nor did I comment as much and I’m sorry. I just fell into a depressed state and stayed there for a while.
This is what I did to occupy my time some nights…
Brandon helped me glue it together on the 31st thru midnight and into the first 15 minutes of the New Year! Now to frame it and hang it somewhere ❤
So with the closing of an emotionally “bad” year, the completion of The Justice League puzzle, a sweet kiss on the check from my son at midnight and your support I look forward to the new year!
No resolutions…just a word. Intentional!
Intentional with my blog…
Intentional with my kids…
Intentional with my faith…
Intentional with my integrity…
Intentional with my prayer time…
Thank you all for your loving kindness! You truly will never know what it means to me ❤