Ok, I have to be completely honest with you for a minute. 2011 flat-out sucked a big fat one. It just did. If something was going to go wrong, it did. And in a huge way.
2012 didn’t start off all that fantastic, either, what with my hubby being laid up for the first 4 months of the year with a severely broken leg and all. But, sometimes the greatest joys in life happen in our darkest moments. (That’s a gem, folks. Write that down.)
Well, as it usually does, life happened. And life happened in a gigantic way, with lots of twists and turns, unexpected loveliness, heartwarming moments in the midst of huge headaches….that’s the stuff of life. And I’ve come to embrace it – the good, the bad, and the fantastically ugly (you know the kind of ugly, covered in warts and hives and oozing all kinds of snot and other stuff).
In between the clicks of the shutter on my camera, we experienced the end of a very lengthy court battle with my ex (finally), the peaks and valleys of home ownership, the beginning phases of lovely tween-dom with my almost 11-year old daughter, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, the peaceful easy feeling of forgiveness, and so much more. It was a good year. A really good year.
Allow me a brief moment to recap our wild and wonderful year that was – 2012.
As great as 2012 was, I know 2013 will be even better! I am filled with the hope and promise of tomorrow, blessings from my sweet Savior, an amazingly wonderful family in my heart, and big smiles on my face.
Happy New Year to you and your family! I wish you nothing but blessings in 2013!