Wow. What an amazing year.
My family has grown by one perfect little man. My heart has grown. My spirituality has grown. My friendships have grown...
Last January, I gave birth to my second boy. He is such a trying, but loving little man. I know our family is complete and I couldn't ask for anything more for us. He has helped me realize what God made part of me and what I've made myself. I've learned, through watching a child, what is personality and what is choice. He's been a blessing in just one year already.
I have gone to counseling for six months now and it's been God Sent. It started as a way to figure out my marriage and what I wanted from it. But in doing so, I realized I can't expect anything from my husband that I wouldn't give of myself. I've reevaluated and I know where I stand with myself, God and my marriage now. I'm at peace with my decisions thus far.
I have found God in a new way. Through my son. Through counseling. And through friends. I've been lucky to do this in my own time and really figure some things out that were eluding me. I look forward to what he has in store for me and my family.
My friendships. Ahhh. Some things have been painfully made clear to me in the last year. Those who are really there for me. And thus, those who are not. People that I tought I wouldn't count on, surprisingly, are there for me. And truthfully, I'm better with the people who are close and in my life. I'm blessed to have several close friends who I can count on for a shoulder (or boob, Marissa), a drink or just a laugh.
As 2007 comes to a close, I look forward to 2008. I hope for a solid relationship that I can love and count on. I hope for more peace in my life. I hope for answers to questions that have been "out there" for awhile. And I hope for many more good memories with my sons and my friends.