Out with the old and in with the new. That is what many say when it is time to welcome in the new year. Although I am a couple of weeks late, I must say that 2012 was a great year. It was definitely not without its challenges, but I generally enjoyed the year. As I reflect back on the year, I can think of one word that describes it all and that word is GROWTH. 2012 was a year when I had to put on many new hats that I had never worn before. Some people get a time to get accustomed to one hat before they put on another, but that was not my case. Of course as you know, when I got married to Mr. Awesome, not only did I put on the Wife hat, but I put on the hat of instant mom at the same time. Although stepping into my wife role was blissful, stepping into the other roles at the same time was very challenging and I spent many moments feeling overwhelmed and wondering how I was going to pull it all off.
As I look back on 2012, I can reflect on the many changes that I experienced, but I am thankful more than anything. I am thankful for all of the good moments and the grievous moments. I am thankful for the lessons learned and the moments to laugh at myself for mistakes made. I am thankful for new friends to come along in life during this time. I am thankful for the my nuclear and new family that love me. I am thankful for a better career opportunity over the last year. I am thankful for health and strength. I am thankful for SALVATION. I am thankful for a wonderful husband who laughs with me when I laugh and holds me when I cry. I am thankful that the good times and challenges have brought us even closer a a couple. Although 2012 was great, I am glad that it is 2013 and cant wait for what God has in store. :-)