Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010

Well, I am sure I am not the only one that has been reflecting on the last year. After the roller coaster ride I was on in 2009 I was really hoping for a mellow 2010. However, I think I must have bought a 2 for 1 ticket to the roller coaster, because 2010 has been just as crazy! We have had many ups and downs, but I am thankful for them all. I think we truly learn about our strengths as we go through trials. We learn about the depth and strength of our Faith and just how willing we are to accept things and try to move forward.

Jenna has had a pretty good year I would say. She is one tough chic. She had her eye muscle surgery that worked like a charm, and she also had her cochlear implant surgery. She is rolling over like crazy, she knows how to get where she wants. We are working so hard on her muscle strenght, the goal is to get her setting up as soon as possible. I can't carry that car seat any longer! She is smiling and laughing much more lately. She is the sweetest the little girl ever! Her implant was a success, and she is hearing new things every day. It is an amazing miracle for her to be able to hear. I am so happy that she was able to recieve this implant. We are looking forward to the next year with her and what new milestones she will hit.

Gavin is my precious boy. He turned 3 in August, but he seems bigger to me. He has such a tender heart and is so loving. He loves Jenna with all his heart and you can just see the love at he has for her. He is so gentle and kind to her. Gavin is going to be a Sunbeam on Sunday and is looking forward to it. He keeps telling me not to cry, but I will. He loves Micky and Toystory. He loves to watch movies and play with his toys. He is also excited to go to pre-school this fall. Once again I will cry!

I am excited to spend a new year with my family and hopefully strengthen my relationships with them. It has been a rough couple years and I think we are finally getting back on track. You know the poem "Footprints" the part when he looks down and sees only one set of Footprints and the Lord says " it was then that I carried you." I am pretty sure the Lord has carried me for the last two years. I have relied on Him so much, I sure am sorry if I took up all his time:) That is the great thing about our Savior, He is with us all! We just need to rely on him and be intune!

My goal this year is to just be present. Be here for my kids and family. I want them to be my main priority. Sure I would love to loose 20 pounds, but why set myself up for failure? I just want to be with those I love and be the best me that I can.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year!


Amy B. said...

You are a good woman faithful and so optimistic...I can learn so much from you! And, you are so good to Ashley...Thank you for being just who you are!

Karen Kunzler said...

It is so true out the footprint poem. I have also reflected on this the past 2 years and feel the same way you do. Hey is you want to loose those 20 pounds get the book Eat to live. I got down this last time to my pre-marriage weight and kept it off. I sware by it and I have quit a few friends that have tried it and say it is the only way to loose weight. I look forward to hearing about your 2011 and all about Jenna. I am so happy for her, what an angel it must be to have her in your home. Love ya!!!!

Deby said...

You have certainly not walked alone through your trials. You have a constant companion. Luckily, you know that. It has been so hard for you to stay optimistic in spite of everything you have been handed and yet you do. It has paid off in the many miracles in your life. I love you so much and am so proud of the daughter, wife, and mother that you are. MOM