It’s 3.30 am and I am sitting here, finally typing this… I have been running through the year in my head for the past hour or so…
What an awesome year it has been for me and my family. My family increased this year and honestly we are so, so blessed. We have had difficult moments but together we got through.
It’s been a defining year in my marriage, we have learnt so much more about each other, discovered sides of one another that came unveiled as a result of more responsibilities. We have figured out how to handle our challenges without involving the world. We have remained friends and laughed together throughout.
My kids…it has been wonderful seeing them grow this year, I am so pleased to be able to have mini conversations with D; it’s fun watching them grow. They are truly blessings and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
Friends…come and go. I have met several amazing people in the course of the year at my son’s school, while shopping, at church and at work. I have been terrible at keeping up relationships because frankly I get so wrapped up in my own little world. This I will continue to aim to get better at….
Career wise; 2014 was surprising. I had new experiences that have enriched my skills and given me the courage to take the next bold step. I worked at two jobs this year and the variety of experiences gained has been wonderful. I have discovered some of my strengths and my weaknesses and these will help in my next steps.
Spiritually, I did not achieve certain things I would have loved to, I feel I did not pray enough, read my bible enough, have faith enough…but God remained faithful.
As I step into the last few hours of 2014 I cannot but feel grateful for an amazing year; a year of growth, a year of change.
We are hitting another milestone, – teeth.
Last week we had a few rough days and nights. My baby was not his usual cheerful self.
It started with a runny nose and cough; then on one night he just did not stop crying and wanted to be held constantly through the night. Next day, he developed a fever and had to go on malaria medication.
By Saturday he was back to being a happy baby and by then I could feel the sprouting tooth whenever I massaged his gums. I’m so glad he is feeling better now, it was hard seeing him feeling unwell.
I cannot believe he is almost eight months old.
Today I am giving thanks for my baby.
This is not a very well thought out post. I discovered if I don’t write this now, time may just pass by…
The last few days have been that strange limbo period between Christmas and the New Year. For the first time in my life I made a conscious decision to utilise the time to reflect on the year, review the goals I set and develop some sort of scorecard of my achievements. The next step after the review was to set a vision and goals for 2010.
I realised that 2009; challenging and gloomy at some points was nonetheless an awesome year for me.
I realised that even though everyone assumed 2009 was going to be a mediocre year, for me it was great.
I certainly didn’t think this the entire time, and had several moments of panic and doubt at the actions I had to take to achieve my goals; but all in all faith got me through.
My faith and my dreams were tested a lot this year and I’m glad I found the strength at all times to move on.
I definitely didn’t get through this year on my own; I had the support of my family, the f and friends. They have all been so wonderful to me and I only hope I can be there for them as much as they have been for me. I found encouragement even from merely reading certain blogs.
In 2009 my motto was to Dream…Hope…Believe.
I have so much to be grateful for; I am back in the city I was this time last year and so much has changed. Now I’m planning a future with the man I love and got the job I wanted. I am so blessed and I’m grateful for my blessings…because as the song goes “count your blessings, name them one by one; and it will surprise you what the Lord has done!”.
2010 is the year I strive to be the best I can be.
Happy New Year everyone!