November is always my month for reflection . . . I know most people do that in December especially after Christmas but I find my birthday month is a perfect time to think about what I’ve done in the past year and where I want the next year to take me.

I have spent the year learning about being patient. It has been a very challenging year and will go up on the top ten list of challenging years. But as long as I learn from the experience it will be worth it, at least in the long term.

I have been challenged on my religious beliefs; I have been challenged about my goals in life for the school for kids at risk; I have been challenged about what I have been doing with my life this year.

There are those who always believe they know what is right for everyone else and the truth is everyone’s life is a work in process. I look for ways of making my life better and making other’s happier for knowing me but is that enough?

I want my next year to be one of serving out my life goal of making this world a better place especially for the children who have been discarded by their families.

I have waited 14 years to make this a reality and I am going to see it come to fruition. This is the year to make it happen.