Happy New Year!!!!
Another year has come and gone. I love the month of January. It's a fresh start, a new beginning. Every year I set a goal and by Spring, I have forgotten all about it. I start of strong and then get lazy. Every year I tell myself that this will be the year I follow through. Well, guess what? This is the year I will follow through.
So, to start off the new year, I am doing something I have always wanted to do. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to scrapbook. I love to take pictures. I love to lock myself away in my little room in my house and watch some sappy Lifetime movie and get creative. I have always wanted to do the Project Life by Becky Higgins. Every year I talk myself out of it because I don't want to make the investment and then not do it. So, last week I ordered the kit. Maybe this will be the thing that keeps me on track for my goals for 2013. I even chose my word for the year. Blossom. I want to grow (which was my other word) and improve. I want to be a better wife, mother, friend, scrapbooker and of course blogger. I could go on and on. 2012 was a huge year of change for me. Liz graduated from college! Emily graduated from high school and Mark started middle school. Greg? Well he just goes with the flow College life agrees with him. He's my easy kid. Point is, my kids are growing up and they don't need me 24/7 like they used to. They have become adults. I find myself for the first time in years, having time to myself. I am only 45. I have lots of living and catching up to do. So this is MY year. My year to blossom.
Mark is having a wonderful year in his new school. What a change. Although I miss the convenience of the local school and putting him on the bus, it is so worth the commute to his school. Ready for this? He made the honor roll the first quarter. Unbelievable. I have always known he was capable of it but he just needed the right tools (and teachers) to get through to him. Having a kid with a learning disability was new to me. I felt lost and no one knew what we were going through. Our public schools just didn't work for him. I love that he is in a small class, only 11 kids. I love that they learn about the Bible in school and say prayers.
So, I look forward to 2013. First thing on my list is to take down the tree and all the decorations. I love that feeling of seeing everything put away and clean. My motto every year is "out with the old, and in with the new". I tell the kids that for every new piece of clothing that comes in, one must go out. The donation box is growing. I love it! Here's to a new year, a new beginning. Happy 2013!