Last year on New Year's Eve I wrote, "Have more fun" and "Find Joy in the Journey," and that would be an excellent lead in to this year, minus the 12 months that occurred directly after I wrote it. No, we did not have more fun last year or find a whole lot of joy in the journey, but we did bring a healthy, sweet, and wonderful little girl into the world. It's funny how those resolutions have a way of running away with themselves.
I'd like to say that I endured the whole ordeal with grace and style, my head held high, but mostly I just slouched uncomfortably around making everyone miserable. Well, misery does love company. If it's true that you can climb a mountain just by taking one step at a time, then that's what happened here. We kept putting one foot in front of the other and hoped it was like a pass/fail situation instead of the graded type of life test, and hallelujah, we made it! We have the sweetest, cuddliest, most precious little girl who brings with her a lifetime of joy and fun. But it was really really hard. I'm never doing that again.
I have made a lot of goals, and one of them is to write a weekly post to record the life and times of my kids. I really hope that one sticks because they love to read the old stories, and it makes me sad that I've lost so much time. So, cheers! Here's to blogging in 2015!