Jan 3, 2012

New Year, New Baby, New Blog

January 3, 2012... Can you even believe that it is 2012?? Where have my days, weeks, months gone?

It seems like just yesterday...

That I started college at an art school, wondering what I wanted to do with my life, and now I am a teacher, a wife, a mother...

That Drew got down on one knee at White Rock Lake with a ring in his hands, and now we've nearly been married for 6 years...

That my sweet Isabel was born, and now she is a whole year old, walking, talking, making me laugh every single day...

That I took a pregnancy test on a whim and found out I was expecting another beautiful baby, and now I am 25 weeks pregnant with a beautiful baby girl who we will name Olivia...

It's been a little over 10 years ago that I graduated high school. There is no way that 18 year old me would have ever pictured this beautiful home I live in or my sweet husband making my dinner while my beautiful baby sleeps in her crib and another grows in my belly. Nothing I could have imagined would have lived up to this. I love every bit of my life.

The beginning of a new year always makes me a little contemplative. What about the last year did I love? What would I love to have changed? Was there something that I actually could have changed, or was it just the circumstances I encountered? How did I handle the situations I was dealt? Did I project my love for God to those around me, or did I project myself? Was I happy?

As always, there are things I would like to improve, but this year, I have a much better reason for improvement than ever before.

Isabel Jane watches, learns, repeats... She is incredibly smart, and she is watching everything that her mommy does. THAT is a way better reason than a new year to examine and adjust. And now Olivia is on her way. I want to be the best mommy I can be, and to be that, I have to be the best wife, the best teacher, the best homemaker, the best person I can be, so that my girls see the big picture and the small everyday things.

And I am actually excited about this - getting my house in order, treating my body right, eating right, feeding my family good, wholesome food, spending time down on the floor with my daughter and in the Bible with my savior, investing in my marriage... This is what I yearn for!

And over the next year, I hope that you will follow along with me, encourage me, and keep me accountable to do these things. I plan to post here the trials and wonders of being a working mom of two beautiful girls.

Happy New Year, friends!

2 comments :

Robin said...

Brilliantly said! Thanks!

humptywaspushedblog said...

Love your post. Happy New Year!