It was totally my intention to write an "ADIOS!! 2011!" post, but it turns out I didn't have any time. And, to be honest, it would've been a Debbie Downer post anyway.
2011 sucked. Sucked the big one. I know, I know, I should look at and focus on the positive, and normally I do, but really, there wasn't a whole lot in 2011 that was positive. I went to more funerals and wakes in 2011 than in all previous years...combined.
2011 has left me somewhat "leery" to be excited for the new year...and now that I've written that, I know what my New Year's Resolution is. To not let fear take away excitement for the future.
Yes, I will still live today to the fullest, but I will NOT let fear take away my hope for tomorrow!
In 2012, I will gain a sister and "officially" a nephew (although I've considered him that for a long time, already!).
In 2012, I will use a passport for the very first time.
In 2012, I will become the mother of a brand new driver. (Extra prayers there, please!)
In 2012, I will become a life long advocate for weddings on New Year's Eve. (FABULOUS time last night! Post forthcoming...)
In 2012, I will focus on gratitude. On being thankful for what God has blessed me with.
In 2012, I will celebrate 11 years of marriage to the most amazing man.
In 2012, I will strive to be the best wife I can be. The best mother I can be. The WOMAN God intended me to be.
In 2012, I will (try, try again) to lose these dang saddlebags...a co-worker just gave me the Couch to 5K program. Think I can do it?
What else will 2012 hold for me? I don't know. But I do know that good or bad, happy or sad, God has a plan!
Happy New Year! Here's to 2012...CHEERS!!