I am proud of You!
2017 was a great year! I watched you go through so much. From entering into the year with fear and worry after a sad and hurtful 2016. I watched you cry as you felt lost, not knowing where to go. However, I watched you start the year with a new perspective. Your word for the year was “Kill.” You wanted to kill low-self esteem, fear, doubt, laziness, and debt. And I must say…..You did exactly that.
You started by creating a life plan, where you mapped out how you wanted to live. There were many goals that you set forth. From being a better mother to Nate, completing your book, blogging, and being financially free. And I am proud to see that you grew in these areas in leaps and bounds.
So first, I want to congratulate you on how you care for your son. It has never been easy with Nate, but you continue to push through being not only his mother, but his advocate. I know you will continue to do great work, as you have a heart, not only for your child with special needs, but for others with disabilities.
Secondly, I want to commend you on writing. I know it can be difficult as you work full-time, advocate for Nate, and manage other responsibilities. I love how you have dedicated yourself to making writing a priority, by sitting down to write for at least 2-3 hours a day. Keep writing, keep growing, and keep moving forward in the direction of your goal, to write for a living.
Next, I want to tell you how proud I am of the work you have done on your finances. I know you haven’t shared much with others, yet I want to commend you for making the decision to allow God to work on your finances, by way of the Dave Ramsey – Financial Peace Program. You have successfully budgeted, killed wasteful spending, and you paid off debt, and closed credit cards. I am extremely happy for you and can’t wait to see the day when you complete your “Debt-free scream.”
Lastly and most importantly, I want to commend you on how you continue to allow God to work in your life. You have allowed Him to grow your character into the person He wants you to be. I see a change. And although, you are not where you want to be, you are definitely not where you were. So, keep trusting and serving God and you will be where you want to be.
And as we enter into 2018, I am looking forward to seeing more growth. Where I will once again say, “Charlene, I am proud of you.”
Love you so much,