Life is Full of Surprises is a paid collaborative post. Sometimes you can be going along in life, and everything gets turned topsy-turvy. The reason I started my blog was to keep a record of our lives after a health scare. But I’m not the only one who gets surprised by what life throws at you. I want to share my friends story with you. I’ll call her Annie. Like a lot of us in this community, she wanted to be present with her children as they grew. She also needed to contribute to her family’s well-being.