Dear 2009

Dear 2009,
We got off to a bad start. Thanks to my awesome family and friends, I decided not to give up on you. I'm grateful that I got to know you better, more than anything I got to know myself better.
I've learned a lot in 2009, I've grown as a person, my faith is stronger than ever, I'm a better person, and I know that no matter what I can always forgive, love and trust.
Year 2009 was full of freedom and I feel like a new woman coming out of it! There were friends lost, but many more made and true and genuine friendships were born. There were road trips full of laughter and unforgettable moments. There were bonfires on beaches, wrong turns on road trips, art gallery strolls, and so much great music! Late night drives to get breakfast, rolling down hills, making incredible dinners, having tea parties, and weddings! Lots of weddings! I am so grateful to be in the temple and witness my good friends get married. What an incredible reminder that there is someone so much greater than us, someone who know us and loves us. Our Heavenly Father is always there and I'm so grateful to have the chance to get closer to him this past year. I'm grateful for everything that has happened this year! If I could I'd do it again because I KNOW that with the Savior by my side I can do anything! I've been blessed this year! I've never been happier in my life. I have incredible family, incredible friends, and I feel their love daily. Thank you year 2009 for making me a better individual! 2010 I can't wait to find out what you will bring!
Sincerely, Marianna