I feel like writing, not really sure what I will write, but I guess the New Year is a good place to start!
Goodbye to 2012, you were kind to some, and extra specially unkind to others. Personally I have had highs and lows. I have watched Monkey start school and Mouse start playgroup, I have seen them blossom into real little people, learning, flourishing and reminding me daily how blessed i am! I have cherished cuddles and laughs and I have spent every single day knowing how much I love them and their Daddy!
I have made new friends, some of who I know will be forever friends, I have got closer to others and I have and still do miss those I have lost contact with, who have moved away or who simple we haven’t spoke as much as we should because life gets in the way!
I have watched people I love hurt, some in ways I couldn’t imagine was possible, I have wanted to help, but not always been able to!
At times we have struggled, finances have been tight, stress has been high, we have dealt with loss, uncertainty and more, but on the positive side we have done it together!
I have done a lot of thinking, I have been down and up, sometimes I don’t even know what I was – confused I guess!
What 2013 will bring is unknown, some things will happen; Monkey will turn 5 and Mouse 3 (within 3 days of each other), they will remind me daily how awesome they are, they will grow and develop and I will be reminded that time flies! I am determined to treasure every moment! I will treasure that they want an extra cuddle at bedtime, I will treasure the tantrum because they want to try and do up their own buttons, only to need me to do them anyway, I will treasure the early morning because the first thing they want is a hug with mummy and daddy and I will always tell them how awesome they really all!
I have hope for 2013, I hope for a new job (I have a dream job in mind if anyone wants to give it to me!), I hope for the family business to pick up and take off, I hope for a house we can call home in an area we feel safe and settled, I hope for more contact with those we care about and more time with those we love, I hope our family time will be something to be treasured, I hope to help others where we can and I hope to look back on 2013 and think that was a good year, unkind to some (because I guess that is inevitable) but kind to most!
So for a final summary, some personal messages for those I love
To the family near and far, I hope 2013 will see more visits, more time together and more ‘I love you’s. I value all of you, you are my family and always will be, I love you and want you to know that!
To my husband, you are my soul mate, the father of my kids and I am so glad you are by my side as we venture into a new year, I hope that this year we find our place in the world, learn how to be the best us we can be and learn to cherish every moment of family life…together!
To the kiddie winks, I love you and always will. You are my shining lights and I am so proud to be your mummy!
To the friends who have had to follow their path that moved them away, I know the distance is a big one, but lets keep in touch like we promised too, with Facebook, Twitter, text and visits there is no reason not too! We know it will always be like we were never apart when we get together, lets just make the get together more regular, we miss you and love you lots!
To my ‘best friend from uni’, this will be the year we meet up, properly!! I still love you as much as I did, a friend for life – you have seen me at my worst, I want you to be a part of my life always!
To the other aliens – you know who you are,the claw has to come! You are rocks day to day and I will be grateful you are my friends, love you guys so much!
To my southern friend, 2012 has been so cruel to you and yours! I really wish I could have done more, I wish we lived closer, so we could ‘do lunch’ and I can give you real hugs. We are so alike in many ways and so different in others (seriously Harry Potter!!), but you are like a sister to me, I miss you when we don’t speak for a few days and it is like we haven’t been apart when we are together! I never thought someone I met online would become someone I would want to be part of my life always! I really hope that 2013 is a good one for you, I will be here for you always and I love you!
And last but not least
To my friends, you know who you are, the ones who say ‘we should meet for a drink’, ‘we should get together the families’, ‘we should do…..’. Do you know what? We should!
So Happy New Year, lets see what happens !