A year ago we began the year of faith and I began my 33rd year. It was a year that I would like to forget more of than remember.

It was a year that I almost literally had to yell “Get Behind me Satan!” a few times. It was a year I began to more completely understand and hear the Holy Spirit in my life.

I put two kids into elementary school. I celebrated one year in my job. I started BSF with my youngest. I put my middle child in faith formation.

Those were some of the highlights. There were more rough moments than I care to count so I won’t.

I’ve grown some. I’ve been put in my place. It’s like every year but like no other year.

Welcome to 34. I’m sure it will be more of the same and completely unexpected.