You gave me Sammi.
I needed nothing else really.
(Well, aside from gymboree and baby legs to clothe her in.)
You made me a mother again and Dave a father again and Jack a brother.
A wonderful brother.
Everything else this year? It pales in comparison to the sweetness and joy of that baby. And of watching MY KIDS (plural!) as they grow.
I will love you forever for that gift.
To 2012 -
I like to choose a word for every year instead of a "resolution". I think this shall be the year of "embrace". Embracing our differences, embracing our faults, embracing our gifts.
Perhaps even embracing new challenges and new journeys.
Embracing the uncertainty of the world with grace.
Yeaup, that'll do.
Here's to you bright shiny new year.