I have now been sitting here for a couple days think what to do, or write for a reflection on 2009, and here it is. It may be a little long, so I apologize ahead of time.
2009 was a very fast year in some ways, and then there were the days that seemed slower than ever. It brought a year of school completion for me, that had a few challenges but over all I did okay.
Each of my children became one year older, which means the struggles get greater, but the personalities become more of who they will be as they become adults.
I have made some new friends, and reconnected with some old friends. I have also learned who in that processes my true friends are. I also have learned who I can and cannot trust in my neighborhood, and with that also comes the reality that I really do not like my neighbors at all, but I am not moving so I guess they will have to deal with it.
I also learned a lot about myself this year. I learned that I like to write (blog), and that I enjoy the person that I am. I learned that however the hard way, as I have always tried to please people and be what they want me to be, but I am happy with who I am, and I like who I am so that is who I will be, and I will not change.
I also learned or should I say realized that my husband truly is my hero. He has taken on so much just by marrying me, and becoming a father figure in my children's lives, and yet he does not miss a beat, and never complains about it. He also has truly truly became a wonderful father figure to my two children, but especially Jozie. We used to have kid free weekends all the time, and then Jozie decided she no longer wanted to go to her dads, which meant we no longer had those kid free weekends, and Jeff was just as happy to have her hanging out with us, if not happier than she was. Jeff has taught me a lot, and I owe a great deal of gratitude for it, because I have no idea where I would be in my life right now if he had not come into it. I am sure you will here these words again, but you would have to know me before Jeff to understand.
We have all had some rough times, but sit back and really think for a day or two, and I am pretty sure you will feel the same as I do.. Even though there were rough times, the good times of 2009 far out way the bad, and one of the biggest reasons is because of my three beautiful children, my amazing husband, and my wonderful parents, and sister, oh and my niece and nephew, are all my family members, and with all the love that I have for them and they have for me, the bad times I don't really remember but the good times I could talk about for the rest of 2010.
Happy New Year!