Friday, January 8, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
I was happy to see it go honestly. It holds a lot of things that I am happy to leave in the past.
I almost lost my baby.
I spent 7 weeks on bed rest.
I started off with 6 kids in public school and ended with them all at home with me.
I started the year with IEP meetings and ended it without them.
I turned 30.
I had an unmedicated labor and delivery at a birth center.
I learned my mother is a narcissistic psychopath and realized that my childhood was shaped in ways even I didn't realize by that.
I spent a lot of time learning more about myself and finally don't feel so out of place. I introvert like a boss.
I lost a LOT of sleep. First over IEPs and then worrying about my pregnancy. The most sleep was lost staying up with one squalling little colicky baby though :)
I wrestled with my faith in ways I never imagined...again. I am stuck still, not yet able to make sense of what I've been taught, what I have experienced.
I realized that I would love to write a book about SO much, but will have to wait a few years because you know... Kids :)
2015 was insanely stressful. It ended more peacefully though and I am grateful for that.
My kids have begged for a couple of years now to go to Lego Land. I think that for 2016 our resolution is to find a way to take them. I heard that homeschoolers can get in for an incredibly low price 1 day each week so maaaaybe we can make this happen.
We have been through so much as a family. I'd love to have more photos of us having fun, making memories.
For sure though, this was the best part of 2015. My sweet snuggly baby :)
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life; but those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,are carried on the wings of destiny; and placed among us by God's very own hands. --Kristi Larson