I try not to be the Debbie Downer type, but admittedly, last year was one of the hardest years of my life. There were illnesses, surgeries, deaths, fertility problems, the list goes on and on. Knowing we were about to start a new year, we wanted to make it a fresh new beginning. And thus our "Year of Changes" was born.
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(Baby L on his first day in this world)
There are more changes, challenges and fun times ahead in 2014. I will be getting to be a nanny again to my newest nephew, Baby L! I look forward to watching how Miss E gets to play big sister to her cousin. We are also planning a few camping trips for the summer and even trying to think of what we should do for our FIVE year anniversary in October (cannot believe it has been five years already - any suggestions as to what to do?). The possibilities are limitless and I cannot wait to make this year our own.
Doing all of these changes will help us to be better parents, be a better family, and to have an overall better view on life. So many times people are weighed down by the things they see on Facebook, or the items pinned on Pinterest, and believe they just aren't doing enough and their child/ren will suffer. I am not the first to say this, but you are doing what you can and that makes you a great mom. I am not a Pinterest crafty mom. But I do what I can. And I have to have confidence in that, something that has been lacking over the past year or so. I read this blog this morning and it talks of being a good enough mom. I could not agree more and I will strive each and every breath to remember that I am enough.
Love you so much sweetheart,