It’s 1:30 AM and I write this post in our bedroom, lying in bed beside my two baby girls who are both down with fever. The fireworks have died down outside and Kayo and I just finished having some homemade churros. Summer and Emma getting sick wasn’t part of the plan but we did plan on a very quiet and simple new year’s eve celebration in the comforts of our own home. It may not be as comfortable as I would like it to be, especially for my two feverish girls, but I choose to be thankful because I get to cross this bridge from old to new, end to beginning, with my favorite people in the world. So as my daughters snuggle close to me, I take this time to quiet my mind and give thanks.
I am very thankful for the year that just passed. It may have gone by very quickly but it has also been full and blessed. I have every reason to celebrate! (Pop the confetti canons!)
Summer and Emma have gotten bigger, smarter, rowdier, hungrier and more interesting little people. Not a day passes that I am not entertained by them and their silly little antics.
I am thankful for Kayo and I am extremely proud of him and the amount of excellent work he has accomplished in the family business and how he courageously lives his dream everyday. Not a lot of people know or understand how much he has sacrificed this year to keep things afloat for us and the family business, but I do, and I truly admire him for it. He truly is a great man. He is also a wonderful father and I’m very lucky to have him as my husband.
Last year was also when I rediscovered my love for crafts. I am very happy to have found another thing I am passionate about and a channel through which I can freely express myself. Surprisingly, it has also become a source of rest for me and inspiration for others.
I met some really amazing and gifted people who have inspired and continue to inspire me.
Last year, motherhood has taken me to a whole different level. I must admit it has been very difficult and It’s quite hard to believe I made it through! But thankfully, I did! I learned so much and have had to unlearn many things as well. I’m thankful that God has made grace perfect for every circumstance and that despite the difficulty, He has given me two beautiful girls who are also my source of great joy.
Many things happened last year and I look back knowing that 2013 was indeed fruitful. Both the good and bad things that have happened brought me – brought us – here and now, shaping us into the people that we are. So even for the bad, I am thankful, trusting that everything works out for those who love God. So as I celebrate the wake of 2014 at home, in bed, with my two girls sickly under the covers, I choose to trust God for their welfare, be thankful for the past and look to the future with hope and excitement. I firmly believe it’s going to be a great year, so brace yourself!
I wish you and your family a joyful and blessed 2014! 😀