Holidays are an interesting time for someone who is in remission. For me, it is a time of reflection and truly realizing how much I have to be thankful for. My amazing family, beautiful daughter, incredible husband, and most importantly the fact that I am still around to enjoy every moment with them are all at the top of my list. Don’t get me wrong, most days I am like every other mom/wife who is stressed, , my patience is long gone, but it is in those silent moments, maybe sitting in church on Christmas eve, or watching my daughter open her first gift on Christmas morning when that feeling comes to me. It is a one that overcomes me to allow me to see how far I have come and how many people were a part of that growing. As a new year is coming, it allows me to reflect on becoming an even better version of myself. Maybe it is putting my phone down while my daughter is trying to show me how she once again lines up her toys to go to a party in the princess castle or take the extra time to make dinner more than just 2 times a week, saving a little extra cash for an upcoming vacation with my family instead of buying the random shirt or yet another hand soap that I desperately thought I needed. It’s looking at the bigger picture. Even though my New Year’s Eve plans don’t consist of partying it up in New York City or some big fancy party; my plans are much more sophisticated. My daughter did my ‘makeup’ with a Crayola marker; we made our own party hats, and got some party cake ice cream to hopefully make it even close to 10 if we’re lucky. In reality it’s those small moments that we get to share, that I can look across the room at my amazing husband and endearing little girl that makes this time of year even more special knowing that I get to spend it with my family as a healthy mommy once again.