Mary Jayne Cassidy » Travel, Development, Spiritual Growth

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On this last day of 2014, I am reflecting on the year coming to a close and preparing for the start of a new year. I had fun creating a photo collage for the year and being reminded how blessed I am to have amazing friends and family with whom I do life. There are so many not in the collage (for that, I am sorry) but I feel immeasurable gratitude for each person.

Scattered throughout the collage is, of course, my guy Dionisio …… I am so blessed to have him (and his family) in my life. He makes life sweeter.

Here are some highlights from the year:

the addition of an all-white kitty cat named Simba …… sunny days at the pool/beach and home-cooked dinner nights with our girls Thandie, Kaeoli, and Nyah …… my first rugby match with Callum and Jeyran …… the birth of my much-prayed-for niece, Emilia …… watching my oldest nephew turn 13 and enter the teenage season …… one week vacation in Cape Town (my new favorite city!) …… great white shark diving with Becky for her 40th birthday …… long weekends in Maputo with Peace Corps Ghana buddies Anthony and Stephen …… my first time hosting Thanksgiving dinner …… Blake and Alishia’s wedding in Buffalo, NY (not pictured) …… one day in Niagara Falls with Granddad, Ferris, and Marli …… an amazing vacation in Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe with Dad and Jason …… and to complete the year, Christmas in Joburg with Becky and D.

Can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store. Happy New Year …… Feliz Ano Novo!



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