In the words of my husband, this year was the longest and fastest year of my life.

This was my 2012 in (mostly) superlatives.
♥ I experienced the most surprising event of my life: the birth of my first daughter Rosie
♥ I tried harder than I ever have to "make it all work"
♥ I was the most disappointed and discouraged
♥ I was delighted beyond belief
♥ I learned I am not going to win mother of the year any time soon
♥ I think I'm definitely far from the worst mother - most of the time
♥ It was the best of times
♥ It was the worst of times
♥ It was a year with the biggest changes in my life
♥ I spent the most time "adjusting" to those changes
♥ Our family has been enormously and frustratingly sick
♥ I have been the most terrible at predicting my feelings this year
♥ I have been the most flexible, ever
♥ I've been more honest with myself, and let go of a lot of negative feelings
♥ I've dreamed BIG and done what I want, not necessarily what is "safe"
♥ I am the most proud of who I am
♥ I have tried the hardest NOT to be the crappiest wife
♥ I have been the crappiest wife
♥ I have had the most faith in my instincts
♥ I have hoped for the best, a lot

My hopes for 2013
♥ I hope for an easier time for our family, in health and happiness
♥ I hope for more experience and success in my interests
♥ I hope to expand my musical skills, and learn to play the ukelele (thanks babe!)
♥ I hope to spend more time sewing and creating
♥ I hope to continue to put my family first in all things
♥ I hope to be a better wife
♥ I hope to be a more patient mother

The overarching theme of 2012 seemed to be humbling, I'm hoping the theme of 2013 will be uplifting.  Here's to 2013!  Happy New Year!


  1. 2013 is going to be the year! good things are coming your way.

  2. Happy New Year! It's going to be a great one.

    Love, Edwin


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