Well, 2020 is over. We made it! Our family like most, had many ups and downs. The lesson I want to take with me boldly into 2021 is to remember to really cherish the time you get to spend with your family and friends.
Traditions are so special and our crew has many. This year they were different or couldn’t happen because of the size of our group. I look forward most to when we can all gather in a house, with lots of food, laughter and craziness.
This year I have lots of goals I will be meeting. (Note I will, not I will try) I will share some of the journey as I go. I want to become a grittier person and push through my insecurities to become the person I know I can be. My mantra for this year is “I can, I will, I am”.
I am thankful for friends that I can text last minute for family icecream dates.
That in the middle of September we could still go camping with out freezing is something I am very thankful for.
I was grateful for good kind doctors. Kate had a appointment and the doctor and resident were both amazing.
I am thankful for my kiddos. This one is super cute in his anti-bullying shirt this morning.
I am thankful my in-laws live so close and are so willing to help with the kiddos on busy nights when we are running many different directions.
Today I am so grateful to live in a relatively safe part of the world. Reflecting back on 9/11, I remember fearing what the future held. I am so glad reality was less scary then what I imagined.
I am grateful my husband understands the heartbreak of losing a pet. I am not good with dealing with death and especially dead things. We now have a guinea pig, a hamster and most recently a beta fish buried in our back yard. He’s dealt with the funerals and the tears better then I ever could.
I am thankful that I have ladies in my life that help motivate me.
I am grateful for second chances. I was not able to complete something I thought I could and was feeling pretty disappointed in myself. I will get it even if I have to try more then once.