*written on January 1st, 2013*
I awake and look at the clock, it is 9:40am. Lord love my hubby for letting me sleep in today!
I roll over and look out our large bedroom window. Out onto the snowy wonderland that is my yard. But more so, focusing on the sunshine streaming in through the trees, the way the sun makes the snow glisten and sparkle! It is all so pretty! (If you have read some of my posts, or know me at all, you’ll know that I often don’t openly acknowledge how pretty the winter really is, more so focus on the negative!) Never the less, it took my breath away, and I began to focus on the great things that I may have taken advantage of lately.
December was a tough month in this household. I was sick and laid up with the flu. My husband was off sick with pneumonia and then was in the ER again Christmas Eve and had/has Post-Pneumonia Inflammation. My son is now on his 2nd puffer, with what may be the the onset of asthma, and has been, what seems like, constantly sick since mid-October. My computer is on the brink of self-detonating. Between Christmas and New Years I felt depressed and discouraged with some personal issues and things going on within our extended family. I sort of feel like I just keep getting dragged further and further into a dark hole with no hopes of seeing some light!!!
So, waking up to a new year with gorgeous scenery, was definitely the pick me up I so needed!
I lay in bed, reflecting back on 2012. And you know what? I really did have an amazing year!
But it is not only these tangible things that have me feeling warm and fuzzy. With December being a hard month, it is so easy to get caught up in all that comes with that dark cloud. So, although my family has been sick, and it has been a struggle… they are here. They are here with me still. Our illnesses are/were not life threatening. I know that I have family and friends here who love me, and that I love. We have lost some amazing people in our lives this year, so I am grateful that no matter what I am going through or how sickly my household has been, we are all here, together.
Sometimes it is harder to see the good for the bad blocking the way. But looking past it all, and seeing those good things, even those that we may take for granted a lot, is what living is all about!
As I lay here gazing out the window lost in my thoughts, promising myself to get up in a better mood, go forth with a happier mindset, I begin to hear the little pitter patter of my son’s feet, and soon after, him jumping up on top of me all smiles and saying “Hiiii Mommy!” THIS, this moment is what to focus on and soak in. 2012 was full of many moments like this!! I need to remember them, focus on those moments and let go of the negative.
Welcome 2013, I look forward to all you have in store for me!!!