Thursday, January 03, 2008

new year

Naya enjoying her first Christmas..
and getting happy on the new year.

We are coming down from the whirlwind. It really has been a wonderful holiday,we've had good times with family and friends. The kids bed times went out the window and there was several days of celebration. It's strange how quickly it all goes by. I guess it is just where I am in life right now. From the moment I wake up it seems that between taking care of three little people I always have this list of things to do that I can never quite catch up on. I didn't feel like I had much of a chance to sit and reflect on the past year. It has been a good year, the highlight of course was having the gift of sweet Naya. Josh's health has improved amazingly and the flare ups of pain have been much less frequent and less severe. Our family life has changed as we've said goodbye to Infradig, and certain related stresses have lifted. Josh has continued working away on our house meanwhile we talk and dream of living communally, having more land for our kids to roam, and growing our own food. This year I will say goodbye to my twenties, a wonderful decade for sure. I really love where I am and am so very thankful that I can stay home with my kids and savor every moment of these fleeting days. This year marks three years since the last time I saw my dad. It has not gotten easier, and I hate thinking about getting further away from the last time I heard him tell me he loved me. However I am thankful for the heightened sense of gratitude his passing has left me with. I look forward to this new year and all it's fresh promise.