What a year. A year a lot of people couldn't wait to end. It was economically tough. It was emotionally painful. It was humbling. I am glad it's over. Not sad to see it go. But what I can tell you is that I learned a lot.
I learned that I can run, and I actually love it. I also learned that one small moment can take that away.
|Jay and Lisa Forever...|
I have learned that my marriage , although imperfect at times to others is perfect to me. We love each other for who we are, despite our imperfections, we are perfect to each other.
I have learned that I really like my 15 year old daughter. She is a teenager, tough, intelligent and learning. She is kind, reliable and helpful when I really need her. She's not perfect, neither am I, and that is o k.
|Stevi Loves her Aunt Liz|
I have learned that my Mom is my best friend in the world and always has been. She loves me regardless of who I was, who I am and who I am turning into...(her) . And I am thankful for that.
I have learned that behind every good man is a great woman...my son has grown into a man I am proud of. (Thank you Guoda)
I have learned that when my husband and daughter are gone, I do get lonely, despite all the times I wished for time to myself.
|Karaoke at the Pirate Crawl|
I have learned that some friends merely take up space and some people who you think of merely taking up space are really your friends.
|Our 2nd Annual Gingerbread build off!|
I have cried a lot this last year, and had some laughter too. But I have learned that despite being broke, we still have each other and that is good.
I have always thought of myself as being optimistic, but lately I haven't been so much, I will get that back. Life is what YOU make it, it doesn't make you.
I have learned this year that taking care of me first helps me take care of every body else much better.
So 2012 is for me, I will learn to love me. Despite my broken ankle and spirit, despite my empty bank account and my muffin top. I have more love than is imaginable within my family. That is who I am, that is who I chose to be.
|Thanksgiving, Jay was sick so they sent us this pic.|
|Yup, those are my kids and I love them!|