Monday, January 02, 2012

another shot

So here we are.  A blank slate filled with all the possibilities in the world.  Sorta.  I mean, we all have to continue where we left off, but the idea that we can make this new year what we want it to be is exciting.  The only thing is, life is life, and it has a way of twisting and turning into something you never even imagined.  I could not have dreamed this last year.  Or all the years before it.
In the past twelve months, I have really experienced some of the most amazing moments of my life, and some of the worst.  I suppose the best we can do is learn from the past and push forward and try our very hardest to pursue the lives we want to lead.

This year John and I both had to walk away from things we really loved.  We had to give up things we were passionate about and take a step back.  We have always lived by the mantra "do what you love" and suddenly we were both faced with the fact that we couldn't.  I am not sure that depression even begins to describe what we felt.  It sucks.  It sucks even more to experience it at the same time.  I think I can honestly say we experienced some of the lowest points of our marriage to date. Neither of us were our normal selves, and we drove each other crazy.  The funny thing is, all of these events created something we never even considered.  We realized that life was going to happen, and even though it wasn't heading in the direction we thought it was supposed to, it was the right direction for us. Now, I am not going to lie and say that this revelation made everything perfect again.  Because it didn't.  It still hurts.  But, we are more excited than ever about a new year and what adventure it holds for us. 

We are so blessed to have our amazing boys and our circle of friends that we consider family.  If not for them, I know we would have had a lot less laughter this past year!  We are so happy to have shared so many of these wonderful moments with them.  Thanks, guys!
 Happy New Year!  I cannot wait to see what is in store for each and every one of us!!




  1. jeanmarie.Jan 3, 2012 07:32 AM
    wow, it is wild to look back at these pictures and realize how much has happened this year. 2012 WILL be a good one for all of us! I look forward to making new memories with you, friends. xoxo
  2. Bird and CleaverJan 3, 2012 12:15 PM
    It certainly will! I am excited to see it unfold :)

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