A Fresh New Year

futureThis year is going to have some major highlights. You’ve heard the saying, “There’s no way to go other than up.” Don’t get me wrong, I am a very blessed girl. I have had some major things happen in my life over the years and most of these have wound down in a very happy place. I have a man in my life who I love dearly and treats me like a princess. I have a new job that I thoroughly enjoy. I love working with the public as well as the people at my office. Everybody has been so sweet to me and made me feel very welcome. I feel like I have a bunch of brand new friends.

The year 2014 holds a lot of surprises in store. I have two children and I know that this year is going to bring lots of happiness and good memories for them both. My son lives rather far from me so each and every call I receive from him is such a blessing. I adore hearing his voice and all of the sharing that he does. He and I have had many deep conversations and I love this because it brings us even closer. I know that 2014 will be great to him because he has grown so much over the past year and our relationship is probably better than it ever has been. I am so proud of my young man and will always treasure our relationship. He is in control of his life and I know that for him, the possibilities are endless.

In 2014 there will be lots of happiness for my daughter. At the time that I am writing this she is about 35 weeks pregnant. She is about to learn what being a mother is truly about. Life is not going to be easy but it will be well worth it. Being a mom for me was teaching and helping this little baby grow up to be a strong adult. Now my little girl gets to teach the same thing to her daughter. I know that there will be hard times but as each of us has had to do she will get through it and be so proud of herself. Being a mom is not all about changing diapers and feedings. To me it was about enjoying the bonding time and getting to know the little person behind those temper tantrums and dirty diapers. As they get older you will get to know and learn how to handle that little person and learn that they can be happy and do it on their own. Everything from teaching your baby how to lay in their crib and fall asleep to having their hearts broken and getting a kiss from mom and reaching deep down in themselves to feel better. A child does not need their mommy there at all times to make them happy. They eventually learn that he or she can soothe themselves and learn what makes them happy.

I think for me, 2014 is going to be about letting go. I have stressed myself way to much over the past few years and I think that this year is going to be about putting my trust in God and letting go. Of course I want to stay in touch with my kids and always be there if they need me but this mom has spent way too much time stressing and worrying. I am not stepping back I am looking forward. I can’t wait to one day see my daughter and granddaughter and watch their relationship grow. My son is doing a great job at living his life. He is such a strong young man and this mom is very proud.

May all of my family and friends have a wonderful 2014 and may you look for the good in each day. Keep your head up and smile. Smile because you are loved.

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