I’ve been so busy with these wonderful opportunities through the blog that I realized I hadn’t sat down to write a personal post in a while. This time of year is filled with the busyness of shopping, cooking, parties, and gatherings that sometimes we forget to stop and enjoy it all.
The recent tragedy in Newtown, CT brought things back into perspective for me, especially since my husband works at an Elementary School. Take in those precious moments, enjoy them because you never know what tomorrow may bring.
While every family has drama, mine is NO exception. I do not believe there’s a rule set in place that because you are family, everyone must be friends. Sometimes relationships within a family are impossible, however you never stop caring for them. In my family there are a few family members that are unable to bring anything positive to the table. Therefore I feel for me to be the best “me” life needs to continue without them, and their never-ending drama. It’s unfortunate, however I’m sure I’m not alone.
Connecticut reminded me that life is short and to use my time wisely. I choose to surround myself with positive people who appreciate the time we spend together. Being a stay at home Mom has been the best thing for my family. I truly enjoy being with my children every day and watching them grow. I found my passion for writing through the blog and plan to continue that in 2013.
I am most grateful for my family; my husband and the boys. My husband is a strong, loving, intelligent, dependable man who has strong faith in God and Jesus. He’s a wonderful husband and father. And let’s not forget, handsome. 🙂
The boys are my life. They are precious, loving, kind boys who want nothing more than the adoration of their parents. They make life worth living. They are my light, my sunshine.
I am grateful for other family members (you know who you are) that no matter what stand by me, love me, and our children. I’m grateful for lasting friendships, some as far back as elementary. I’m also grateful for newer ones.
I’m not sure what 2013 will bring, but I’m determined to make it a great year! Filled with lots of love, and joy.
So remember your time is valuable and precious. Make those moments count. Spend it wisely.
Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays and New Year!