We brought in the New Year with friends we love and who are more like family than anything else, drinks, food, games, new traditions and love and hope.
Our wonderful hosts:
In all honesty, 2011 wasnt all that bad. There were many blessings, my realizations and lots of personal growth. The end of 2011 was full of much hurdles and as I drowned in my sorrows and pain, all I wanted was to breathe.
But here I am! 2012, and alive and well for the most part.
2011- Started off with a cruising baby and ended in a toddler that NEVER STOPS running.
Two girls who are amazing and I am more than appreciative for having them, more than I could ever describe and more than I could ever tell them in person.
I had resolutions for 2011, but many of those hopes, wishes and goals ended up being derailed. A main one was to establish a connection with God, but once Ethan starting walking and his stranger/separation anxiety made it real difficult to sit through Sunday service. Many times I left church feeling as if I wasn't getting anything out of attending since a lot of my attention was on Ethan. And he has Down syndrome, he isn't your typical 2 year old you can "talk" to and bribe to hush or stay somewhere. I felt real guilty and it was a real tough time for me. Ethan was the reason I started to attend church in the first place, I am so grateful for his life, so grateful to have been given the title of Mother. My heart aches to return to church and I am hopeful that it will be this year! No- I am not hopeful, I know I will return this year.
January- December 2011No doubt it was a good year!
looking back, it wasnt so bad. Just blessed with lots of hurdles to make us stronger at the end.
Happy New Years guys!