So just like that 2012 is over and 2013 has begun. We had a quiet new year st home just D and I as the clock ticked over to twelve. We wished each other and went to bed. It was just perfect actually.
Looking back it would be so hard to round up everything that happened last year. So much and at the same time it feels like nothing.
We started 2012 with a bang and welcomed our beautiful baby girl in January. Without doubt my high light. We moved into my mother’s house at the end February with good intentions then left in a less than delightful way in August after what I determined will be the last fight I ever have with my mother.
For the first time I genuinely and fiercely stood up for myself and my family. I walked away from the negative relationship with my mother and honestly cannot describe the peace it has brought to my life.
Haedyn entered double digits this year and did so well and made us very proud. I am amazed constantly at how gentle and kind and generous he is. He is a big help and I only wish get would stop growing up so damned fast.
Mycaela was our challenge kid wise. She needs a little more patience and a lit more attention than the others. She lives in her own world send tends not to function too well in ours. That said she is very sweet and has a way of endearing herself to others. I truly hope we are ready for the next phase though.
Blake has really come into his own this year. He had the most incredible sense of humour and an opinion on everything. He is a really good big brother who adores his baby sister and loves his nanny. Still very much daddy’s boy though. He us adamant he will go to school this year and my only condition isnhe needs to be done with nappies first. We are just about there now.
Kyra was the perfect addition to our family. I have watched her grow from a tiny squishy baby to this delightful little person who loves the dogs and her siblings and who is very attached to mommy. She doesn’t grump and is always smiling and chatting and her big blue eyes light up whenever one of us is around. She really is a joy to have around.
D and I somehow still love each other. We survived another two moves, countless challenges, a new baby and my mother and made it out together. Its not easy but it’s so worth it. I think once you’ve survived what we have forever doesn’t seem so long cos frankly I can’t imagine life without him.
On that note though…we are moving to cape town next year. D leaves the end of January and we only leave in May. Four months apart 😦 it’s going to be super hard so feel free to send gifts of whiskey and chocolate.
The plus side is that we’re moving because I am being promoted. At long last. So I imagine life in the cape holds many a good thing for us.
My biggest lesson I think over the last year has been that I am capable of what I set my mind to. I deserve the good things in my life and I am allowed to be happy.
For the new year I have big goals and bug plans all of which I embrace and look forward to.
I wish each of you enough difficulty that you may grow, enough challenges that you may learn and so much love that none of it matters anyway.
Happy new year.