Did you notice it’s the last day of the year? Just thought I’d share in case you’d missed it. I’m one of those people who loves to step back at times like this and ponder what has been – before putting some time into thinking about what will be.
If I had to sum up 2012 in one word, for me personally it would be recovery. This was the year that I’ve finally started to claim back some of myself from the completely consuming task of raising little people. It was also the year I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and begun to understand why I was so run down all of the time. And the year I started taking medication that has changed my life and made me feel like I’m half way human again. I’ve also reclaimed some of the depths of my faith, that I’d lost in the turmoil of life, along with a few of my other passions that had fallen by the wayside. All those words seem small to write – but are so amazingly mountainous in what they mean to me. I thank God for my year of recovery – and so does my family!
A million different and wonderful things have also happened on the family front. Pretty much all of them good too. Middle Pink has rocked at her prep year of schooling, learning to read and write and even winning an award for her writing in December. Big pink continued to follow her passion for dance and sparkled brightly leading her dance group in their end of year recital. All the girls have learned to swim we have loved spending time a the beach and our local pool splashing about together. And little pink has graduated from three-year old kinder. (So funny that they actually have a ceremony these days – and in true mummy fashion I cried like a baby!!)
Sitting here on the last day of the year and looking back all I can say is it’s been a good one. A great year for our family and a wonderful year for me a person. One that leaves me feeling much stronger and more able to take on life in a bigger way than I have in years. Looking forward to 2013 I’m quietly exited about some of the plans that are circling around in my head. They haven’t landed yet - but they’re there just waiting for me to pluck them out of the air and put them onto paper. Thank-you 2012 – you’ve treated us well (and you weren’t the end of the world either!)
What about you – what one word sums up 2012 for you?