ResolutionsAs 2012 comes to a close I feel compelled to reflect on the past year – to really analyze the goals I made for myself and contemplate whether or not I actually accomplished them. I have to say that I was fairly successful in some cases, not so successful in others. My main ‘New Year’s Resolution’ was fulfilled; however, there are many other areas of my life where I feel that I haven’t done so well. This just presents an opportunity for further resolution, commitment, and for better things to come in 2013. I also commit to making resolutions that are realistic, yet challenging (I like to keep my life a little surprising).

I have grown a great deal over this past year. I’ve always been a bit older than my actual age, but I think that my experiences this past year have really helped me develop who I am…and who I ultimately want to become. I have learned to embrace change, to accept differences, to accept help, how to overcome some pretty large obstacles, and how to love deeper.

My children, for example, I love them all so very much. With the tragedies that have happened all over the U.S. (and world for that matter) this year, I have truly learned to love my children every chance I get. If, heaven forbid, anything were to happen to my precious children I would want them to know beyond any doubt that I love them with all of my heart. They are my world, my life, the reason I get up every morning. My heart, thoughts, prayers, and sympathy go out to the parents, families, and friends of those innocent, precious children in CT. This is a sad and heartbreaking Christmas that they will never forget. I am so very grateful for everyday that I have my children, for every day that I get to wake up and give them a kiss and tell them that I love them. For every hug I am able to give them and even for every argument I have with them. Yes, that seems silly, but it is something that I get to do that those parents in CT aren’t able to now.

As I contemplate my resolutions for 2013 I choose to focus on my family, making 2013 a great year for my children, and how I can make their future a brighter one.

Merry Christmas!!

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