I was posed this question by a friend: What was your best moment in 2011? I truly had to stop and think. In years past, the answer would have been easy: the birth of one of my precious daughters, a milestone birthday, a new job, or even potty training success.
But this year was different.
My sweet hubby and I sat up New Year’s Eve, reflecting on the past year, as is often customary for us each year. (What sincere joy to share my life with this man.)
2011 was not a bad year, but it was marked by uncertainty and tested our endurance and faith as a family. The year began with a series of significant health challenges for both me and my little Ladybug. By summer all was mostly well, and we took our precious girls on a camping adventure in Wisconsin. (Not an easy feat, but completely memorable.) And then we moved.
So when I think about it carefully, I simply cannot name a “best moment.” This past year was more a series of faith-building moments that have collectively brought me to a better place.
I am looking forward to a new year of fresh beginnings, treasured moments and wild adventures.
Perhaps I will even fulfill my New Year’s Resolution this year! I have made a few, mostly the usual ones like lose weight, eat well and exercise more. Last year I also resolved to begin donating blood. For anyone who knows me, this is really something. I am notoriously queasy about all things needle and blood-related and have been known to faint once or twice (or more). As a universal donor, I have had a guilty conscience about my cowardice towards blood donation. Last year, I didn’t make it happen, but I think this will be the year…
Rest assured, the coffee will continue to flow, the kitchen will be open, and memories will be made.
What are your resolutions for 2012?
Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—
What God has arranged for those who love him.”
Blue Jeans & Coffee Beans.
I am also a universal donor with the same kind of guilt. The last time I donated blood I almost passed out. My kids are always involved in the high school's blood drive and I always find an excuse and then feel guilty. Lets go do it together.
Then we can just laugh at each other if we do pass out 🙂
Linda, I think that's a fantastic idea! And I'm glad I'm not the only one. 🙂