Wow! What a year. It’s hard to believe how fast it came and went. Here are the highlights of my 2013:
Motherhood: Jacquelyn was born last year but 2013 was my first full year as a mother. Being her mama is the best gift I have ever been graced with. The lessons I have learned this year have been many — lessons in faith, love, hope, patience, understanding and miracles. All shown to me by a tiny being who thinks I am the most wonderful person in the world, whose eyes light up when she sees me. I hope someday she will know how brilliantly she lights up my life and that I am eternally in her debt for all she has taught me and the person she has made me become in the course of a year – 2013.
Marriage: Earlier this year the foundation of my (almost 3 year) marriage was rocked to it’s core. My husband and I faced a crossroad and we were on the brink of continuing down separate paths. It is painful to type that because it was very real and terrifying. But I consider it a highlight because it didn’t happen and nothing can compare to the moment of enlightenment that comes to you when you realize that that you are loved, and needed and in the exact place where you should be. In 2013 I realized that that place is by my husband’s side, living the life we have created together.
This Blog: I started this blog because I love to write, I always have. In first grade I won a writing contest with my submission of a story about bears. In high school I was on the yearbook committee and newspaper staff, same for college. My adult life has been filled with a career where writing earned me a paycheck but I happily left my career behind to be a stay-at-home mom. But I still have the itch and that coupled with my penchant to over share everything has led me here. Starting a blog was actually one of my 2013 resolutions. So of course, it’s here as a highlight of my year. Yay Baby has introduced me to new friends and new ideas and keeps my creative juices flowing. I have much planned for this blog and I can’t wait to dive in deeper. It’s fun. Thank you for being here to read it.
Cheers to a wonderful year – full of lessons, love, hardships, triumphs, friends, and beginnings.
Welcome, 2014, may your blessings be plentiful to all.
Be safe. Be happy.