Five things on this first Friday of the new year…
1. I’ve resolved myself to find depth in every area of my life. I am not a shallow person by nature (most of the time), and yet, when it really matters, I find myself wading in the kiddie pool spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, relationally, and professionally. Ideally (so many -lys), I would like to take 2015 to find new depth in my life. I am not for new years resolutions, opting instead for new year’s goals. I like to make sure I have achievable weekly/monthly goals to reach the big goals of the year. I have a lot that I would like to do this year. Still, I’m giving myself a break as my primary responsibility is to raise my little boy.
2. As fun as the holidays are, and as depressing as it is to take down all of the holiday decorations…I am–dare I say it–relieved to settle back into a normal routine for the new year. S and I have been dedicated to re-sleep training little B, as he has warmed to waking up like a newborn through the night from all of the stimulation/excitement of Christmas. This mama bear needs some sleep. So far, so good on that front. It seems little bear was ready for some good sleep as well (and much more food as well).
3. My little boy is almost 1 year old. That is mind-boggling to me. This time last year, my husband and I were sitting on a beach in Aruba. I was 32 weeks pregnant and ready to hold my little boy. I had just come to terms with the fact that my belly had taken over (and by come to terms, I mean, I cried openly about how big I had gotten), and I couldn’t help but notice that there were so many skinny women at the beach in January. I lamented the disappearing act of my once small waistline, and munched furiously on some ice to keep the heartburn at bay. And yet, Steven and I were dreaming about what our little man would be like. In hindsight, the big ole’ belly was totally worth this fun little guy.
4. I love the new year, and the new sales on activewear. I suppose I may be the only one who welcomes the new-years-resolutioners…and I guess it is because I don’t go to the gym. I remember those days…groaning and complaining because just three days ago I could find an elliptical without a problem…and now? I was lucky to be second in line while new ladies thumbed through People magazine…in full makeup…glistening from their workouts. I am all about people getting healthy. And I am proud of those of you who have decided to turn over a new leaf. Everyone has to start somewhere! I am just glad my gym is outside–there is plenty of room on the sidewalks.
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5. 2014 was pretty darn good to the Carrington family. I am pleased that I got the opportunity to document a lot of our year on this little blog–as I’m sure there may be many years to come with challenges that will be more difficult than I can imagine. At least I’ll have this project as a reminder that life is good–and even when it isn’t–God is good. More on that later.
Happy new year!