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Being {P}resent

This post is sponsored by Family Christian . All opinions are my own. Last year I decided on the word Change for my 'word of the year'. This year, my word is Present. Present. Being, existing or occurring at this time or now. At this time. Being with one or others. Being here. Present. Over the last year, many, MANY things have changed. There have been divorces, marriages, babies being born, loved ones lost, illnesses, decisions were made. Lives were forever changed. I'm not going to lie, 2014 was a TOUGH year. I grew and learned a LOT about myself, my husband, our marriage, our children, our families and our friends. Our world was rocked more than once last year.   One of the major changes that occurred in 2014, we decided to start homeschooling. You guys. That was a HARD decision. The first few months were HARD. Our relationships with the girls changed....for the better. We have all learned SO MUCH. This change was good! Because of all of
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