As 2013 draws to a close everyone takes time to reflect on the year that has been.
I’ve had a really good year actually. A day and a half into 2013 saw us welcome our beautiful daughter into the world. I spent almost six months at home with her. I really, really enjoyed my maternity leave this time around. I savoured it. Slept with the baby. Breastfed. I watched my boy blossom and grow into a little child and amazing big brother. My husband obtained his code 14 license, something he has been wanting to do for years. So many highlights!
I have absolutely loved being a girl mommy and have felt so grateful and blessed all year. I also finally feel like I can say I’ve made a success of breastfeeding. Yes, it took me a YEAR of doing it to be able to recognize what an achievement it actually is. Watching my son love his little sister has been such a wonderful experience. He is so kind and patient with her. I know there will be fights and that sibling rivalry is still on the cards, but right now I am enjoying how much they love each other. The way he is so concerned about her when she cries and wants to “make her happy”. The way she turns her head when she hears his voice and her face lights up when she sees him. The sense that my family is now complete with them in my life. All these things have made 2013 a very special year for me.
I have grown apart from a couple of friends in 2013, but I recognize that we are in completely different places in our lives and that it was probably inevitable that our ways would part. These people came into my life for a reason and have left it (mostly) enriched.
This year has also seen me discover a creative outlet that I am passionate about and have truly fallen in love with. Nail art has given me time to myself, something for myself and a certain confidence that I did not have before. It is a gift that keeps on giving for me.
2013 has come and gone in a flash. Overall, it was a good year. It has been a while since I’ve just had a good year. I am grateful. I hope that 2014 will end with a synopsis just like this 🙂
A blessed New Year to all my readers. Thanks for always being there and encouraging me to write here. Much love.