# 2017 – I have learned . . .

2017 is coming to a close and I have learned . . .

I have learned  just how much of an impact my actions (and reactions) are replicated to my children.

I have learned that I can be a bit over-bearing and that a benevolent dictator is still a tyrant regardless of my intentions.

I have learned that I am much weaker than I imagined and that I am capable of things I could never have dreamed.

I have learned that I cannot control everything even the things within the walls of my home.

But I have learned that God still loves me! And that He is never going to leave me.

I have learned the power of the Sacraments, especially Reconciliation.

I have learned . . . and perhaps that is the most important thing to have occur in 2017.