Good Riddance. That's the phrase I'm saying to 2013 (and the mouse in my mothers house but that's another days post). As New Years Day is quickly approaching, I've found myself reflecting on the past year tonight. 2013 had some really great blessings for our family. We sold our home and received a cash offer-against our agents initial reservations to list the home. We were able to negotiate our new house and close literally hours before it entered foreclosure-truly an act of God according to our real estate agent and attorney. And most importantly, we welcomed to the world our second beautiful daughter who has changed our world for the better. I can not imagine life without her now. Big Daddy was off work for 5 weeks and ironically we did not kill each other and remained happily married-in fact I think our marriage is stronger because of it.
But so much of 2013 is tied up in my mind and heart in a dark place. Last January, my parents came to visit for our oldest daughters 3rd birthday. We have an amazing picture of my dad and her moments before they left to return home.
So I'm saying good riddance 2013-we had some good moments, but I'm ready to leave the bad in the past. I'm ready for new beginnings. A healthier me and in turn, I can be a healthier wife and mom. I have spent so much time over the last 6 months just praying I don't fall apart if someone asks me how I am, or praying no one mentions their dad in my presence. I'm ready to get back to working out to help me feel better and of course lose this baby weight. I'm ready to feel happy again instead of just going through the motions. And in an indirect way, I'm ready to make my daddy proud and Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. (his marine corps mentality would be proud). So good riddance 2013-Cheers to 2014 and new beginnings and finding happiness.