Happy New Year! As we greet 2016, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2015 and say thank you. Those who have been in my life this past year know that 2015 has been hard for me. My dad’s cancer overtook him, and he went to be with the Lord in September. During the last weeks of his life here on earth, I had the privilege of spending time with him, and by God’s perfect timing, I was able to be with him when he left this world. I would not have been able to do that without the graciousness of my colleagues, judges, staff, friends and clients.
The love, patience and kindness that was shown to me during this time is still with me today, and I wanted to say thank you. I was astonished at the capacity of my clients to show such kindness and patience despite that they were going through the most difficult times they had ever experienced in their own lives. Some of my colleagues helped me prioritize my life, and judges gave me time to meet my deadlines so my clients did not suffer. My staff endured this time graciously and for the times that I had to be out of the office, I rested knowing they were there.
I wish I could share with you all of the blessings that I received in 2015, but I’ll just leave you with this - Thank You! I am a better person because of the kindness and patience I experienced.
I am looking forward to 2016! I was able to wrap up many cases at the end of 2015 and finally felt as though I was getting my head above water. I know we still have a lot of work ahead. Please know that I am praying for wisdom to know how to serve my clients better and quicker. I make it a habit to pray for all those in my life, including my staff, clients, colleagues, judges and those in the legal system.
Happy New Year!