Happy New Year!!!
Our holidays were fast, hectic, funny, wonderful and memorable.
But my highlight was Christmas Eve mass.
I watched my children participate in mass at our church
each had a special roll
I looked over to my husband
our eyes met
we smiled at each other
and passed unspoken words of
"can you actually believe this"
our children are usually smashed in between us... this year it really hit home...
all our children are changing in their own way
getting bigger, showing their independence
practicing their faith in bold, bright glory
showing us that they are strengthening their self-esteem, finding their wings
without a nudge from us...
That was the ultimate Christmas gift tied up in a big red velvet bow!
I sat their and wanted to weep big fat tears of joy
for my blessings
for the year...
all the events that took place
for the memories we made
the lasting imprints they will have on our hearts, lives
for our faith
for the role it has in making us a stronger family.
I continue to pray it will guide them on their journey
where ever it may take them
to watch over them
It was the perfect ending to 2011!
And had me more than ready to welcome 2012
ideas! projects! paint chips!
with a colorful bucket list
So, buckle up because here we go!!!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I can't wait to share it with all of Y O U!!!