One of the reasons I had such a hard time blogging in December was that every time I did I started channelling myself from last year. Last Christmas was definitely my most difficult holiday. I knew this year was different and I was doing everything I could to try to keep it that way. If I had known last year what this year had in store for us, I’d have given up. Yes, there was a lot of good this year but when the year started I was already so tired. If I knew how many more trials were waiting for me I would have collapsed. I didn’t think I could handle one more thing.
That’s the beauty of faith and hope: you hope the good will prevail, and you have faith you can make it through the hard stuff.
Good stuff of 2007:
Boy Blue was born, happy and healthy. We’ve had nine wonderful months with him.
Little Red is a loving big brother
My husband finally finished that pesky degree
We saw all six of our parents and two of our three living grandparents
My husband transferred to a more satisfying job position within the company
There’s more, too, but I’ll stop there. It has been a good year. I look forward to 2008 being even better. I’m doing so much better than last year. I know that with a little bit of discipline we can make a lot of good changes in our lives.