Sunday, January 12, 2014


So here we are almost two weeks into 2014 and all the post about words and resolutions and holiday blues have come and gone. And then there is me. I thought about jumping on that bandwagon but realized that it wouldn't be authentic. I wasn't interested in thinking of a word to determine my year or blathering on about all the resolutions I would attempt to only find myself at the end of 2014 and realizing I failed at many of them.

So instead I start with a fresh header on the blog and a bit of resolve. There are things I want to accomplish this year but that's for me to know and maybe share. Or maybe not.


I did manage to reflect on 2013 and realize that our family has been very blessed. Besides doing something big (bought a house) we managed to stay healthy and happy. Sometimes, in the day to day it is hard to see the blessings and be thankful for them. Even when every other post on Facebook tells you to do just that. And I know God is at work to show me all he is doing for my family but I have turned a blind eye and become a bit desensitized to his message. I don't want to be that person and I don't want my kids to be those kids. I know now that I am and will always be a work in progress. And that's okay.

This year the kids are turning 5 and 3. It seems like it was just yesterday that I had become a mother and was holding my baby boy in my arms and hoping that I would not fail him. And now he is just about 6 months away from starting kindergarten.  I know when the day comes I will be in tears. And he will be just fine, because he always is. He is brave, silly and smart. He loves to talk and ask questions and learn. I am not failing him and am thankful for that.

And my little girl. Not my mini me in looks but for sure in attitude. She is sassy and smart-assy. She is stubborn and funny and smart. She loves to dance and color and I hope she never stops. I think my favorite is when we are cuddling at night and she randomly remembers a day or moment and laughs. It is infectious and a reminder that laughing is great.

The Husband. We are almost at 10 years or marriage and I am still learning new things about him. I thank God for sending him to me. He is all I could hope for in a man and I only hope that I never fail him.

So this is where we are in 2014. Happy New Year!




  1. She can't be turning 3 already? Geesh where did the time go.

    I agree, the one word and all of that can get so cliche. Just do it already. Glad everything worked out for you and the family in 2013. Here's to better things in 2014!!

  2. Beautiful post. There's nothing like just being present and thankful for where you are and what you have.


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