Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

 birds day

I can't believe it is New Year's Eve.  Life is so different than it has been before that I can't quite keep up with the time.  So here are some thoughts that have crossed my mind today.

1- I am so thankful.  Thankful for friends and family and even some kind strangers.  I am thankful for you for reading and checking in even when I display a complete lack of "having it together."  Thank you!

2- I can hardly believe the things that started this year as ideas and have come to fruition.  At the beginning of the year we were just plotting on how to get to Asheville.   Now we live here.  At the beginning of this year I was pregnant and then miscarried.   Now I am exactly one month from my due date.  Both of these things are so big I am surely missing the point, but I am living them each day and trying to enjoy each moment.

3- My son is changing so much.  He makes me crazier than crazy but he also is kind, tells fantastic stories, loves without reserve and goes for what he wants without waiting for anyone to say it is okay.  He tells it how it is.  Don't ask him if you don't want to hear it. 

4- My husband is the most amazing partner I could have ever asked for.  He gives me more than anyone else ever has and I really love being with him more each day.  His family is also pretty fantastic and I am having a wonderful time getting to know them better each passing day with our new closeness.

5- My parents have been such a light, as always, but especially this year as they allow their love for each other to burn ever brighter.  Their kindness to each other and all others that cross their path is really an amazing example of loving kindness in action.  I hope one day to grow to be half so generous with my heart and head.

I am entering this new year with a heart full of gratitude and I hope you, too, take a few minutes tonight and tomorrow to look around and see all your blessings.  I hope this new year is full of joy, health and gratitude for all of us.


birds night

1 comment:

OldBikeRider said...

Thank you for being you, and for the kind words. I draw inspiration from you and your extended family, and from your brother's as well. I have never met a stranger and I hope that E and S will be the same way. I am so happy that you have seen the desires of your heart in 2012 and hope that you will be able to maintain that focus during hard times and easy times.