As I think of a new year upon us, it hardly seems possible. This past year there has been so much to be thankful for... life also brought about a lot of change for us, but even though it seemed difficult at the time, now I look back and realize it also brought about many blessings.
Somehow it seems so fitting that the Amaryllis bulb we picked up on clearance at Tractor Supply a few weeks ago would bloom this week. We had just learned about plant growth in Jillian's workbook... every day we would wake up and comment on how much the Amaryllis had grown. I had no idea what color the blooms would be, but I imagined red.
And then we woke up and there was a bloom. A perfect, beautiful, pink blossom. I had just taken down our Christmas decor and the cheerful color was just right.
"Mommy, look! A flower!"
Is there anything like the wonder in a child's eye... the beauty and joy they see in the simplest of things?
For some reason, yesterday I was remembering that growing up I always made a list and wrote down my New Year's resolutions. It's been a long time since I have done so; nevertheless, as a new year approaches, I always have a few things tucked inside that I want to work on and this year is no exception.
Our New Year's plans have changed as we have a sick little girl, but we'll still be together as a family and there isn't anything more I could ask for.
Getting to share a little of our lives on this blog has been a true joy for me this year, and I want to thank you for reading and for your friendship.
I hope you have a beautiful New Year.