Happy New Year! When I look back at 2012 it's hard to believe that it started with discovering Mallory (oldest) had a rare heart condition that required an immediate catheterization and ended by learning my poor sweet baby boy has Autism, with Amy (middle) having lots and lots of Celiac-related health issues in between. But there were plenty of reasons to celebrate too!
In spite of everything, Denise and I had a very successful year, with Larkspur Interiors opening a booth and having 4 more amazing shows at Clover Market.
Mallory spent a week in New York City in July modeling followed by her TV debut in September. Amy's Celiac Disease is FINALLY under control and we can see a light at the end of the tunnel for our poor girl. And Cole is making huge strides through early intervention therapy twice a week.
Unfortunately my blog has suffered quite a bit as all of the aforementioned has left me with very little time to post. I've been beating myself up over it, but as I sit hear writing this I realize it would be silly to expect that much of myself. My most favorite verse comes from Ecclesiastes: To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven. Isn't that so true?
Another truism is that wisdom absolutely comes with age. And in my 40's I've learned that Superwoman I am not. That cape belongs to someone else. As much as I tried to do it all last year, and be everything to everyone, at the end of the day this Mama just doesn't have it in her. I would love nothing more than to wake up every morning with a smile ready to face the day and whatever it may bring. But the truth is I don't smile until I've had a least 2 cups of extra-bold coffee and 20 milligrams of Mommy's Little Helper, a.k.a. Serafem. By the end of the day I have nothing left to give. God has blessed me with the most wonderful husband on the planet who excels at picking up the pieces and taking over where I left off.
It seems appropriate to make a few resolutions for the new year and I would love nothing more than to resolve to blog at least 3 times a week, paint at least two pieces of furniture a week and while I'm at it resolve to lose at least 5 pounds a week all while being the best Mom/Wife/Friend I can possibly be. But doing so would only set myself up for failure and that's not how I want to start 2013. I'll be 44 this year and I'm getting wiser by the day. Like I now know that the only way I survived 2012 was through "Baby Steps". Taking one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time. And knowing that I don't have to go through it alone.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!