I have spent the past 18 days trying to figure out what my resolution for 2009 would be... there is the obvious 'get into shape' resolution that so many people make, but I am still pregnant so I think I will just make it a goal later on. I also thought about making one to keep my house in better shape, anyone with a curious toddler knows that it is a constant battle never to be completely won. Then I read my mom's blog about noticing all of the wonderful things God has done in our life, it is then that I realized what my resolution would be... drum roll please!
I resolve, for the year of 2009 and beyond, to look for the joy in my life everyday and not sweat the small stuff.
So why start a blog of my own? To hold myself accountable, put down in words everything that is great in my life and recognize how God turns trials into opportunities for growth. As my children grow I want to look at them everyday and appreciate the new skills they are developing. I don't want to take these fleeting moments of childhood for granted. It has been a year and three months since Brookie Bear was born and I feel like in the blink of an eye her infant stage was over. Matthew and I were just talking today about how when we found out we were pregnant again she was barely rolling around and scooting inch by inch, now she is walking and talking (some words can even be understood by other people!) I am sure it sounds like such a simple task, but with all the hassles in life it seems way too easy to let them take control and consume you... I want my children to look back on life and remember a happy mom, not one that is always stressed out.
Of course I have to add a picture of my cutie patootie, Brooke. This was Christmas Day, she was giving her new dolly a kiss. I know she is going to be a great big sister. Just having her and Matt in my life are my number one joy. I am so thankful for my little family.