What a year this has been… I like being like everyone else and doing a year in review type post around this time of year. It’s fun to go back in time and see how much everyone has grown, what has changed, what hasn’t changed… etc.
In January I informed you once again about just how cold it gets in our part of Canada. Sure it’s colder in some places… like The Arctic Circle but this is cold enough for me, thank you very much.
And I was even kind enough to put that windchill factor into Celsius for my American friends…
Wasn’t that nice of me?
In February I let you in on the little known fact that my three year old has a future in Hollywood when I posted this video of him pretending to be shot.
In March I shared a poem that I wrote called Today.
Today is for learning something that’s new
Today is for doing
the things that we do
Today is for writing
a page in a book
Today is for taking
a lingering look
Today is for watching
the snow softly fall
Today is for making
a difficult call
Today is for aching
for tomorrow’s delights
Today is for putting
those aches out of sight
Today is for conjuring
a face from the past
Today is for hoping
that the memories last
Today is for pressing
the hope for tomorrow
Deep into our souls
past the skin, bones and marrow
Today is for seeking
He whom is to be found
Today is for hearing
a beautiful sound
Today is for reaching
for him who is near
Today is for hearing
his voice in our ears
Today is for turning
our hearts toward his voice
Today is for resting
in his sovereign choice
In April I toyed with you by playing a guessing game wherein I shared my lame claims to fame (and also asked you yours) and included one or two that were false… But you had to guess which ones were true… I also posted these cute pictures of my son very pensively grooming himself.
Oh… and I also convincingly illustrated how shockingly thrilling it can sometimes be to raise boys…
In June I shared about how my mother in law passed away after a thirty year battle with breast cancer and also about a wonderful day at the zoo with my beautiful friend Karen. And I showed you my beautiful friend Karen….
and tigers and flowers and peacocks too…
In July I told you the little known fact that my man is a master hula hooper… and I gave you proof…
In August I posted about how I have gotten my kids to enjoy eating vegetables.
I also told you about a perfect day which included donuts and mountains and splashing in the water…
In October I shared about a great need for prayer for our family… You all prayed… and God answered. And my brother is alive and well and God is healing him — mind, body and soul.
In November I shared all sorts of pictures that I had taken at our local Farmer’s Market.
And finally in December I made you painfully aware of what can happen to a person when they aren’t getting out enough. I’m sure I frightened most of you away. If you are still reading this you deserve a Purple Heart for bravery.
And that about catches us up… Thanks for walking with me down my memory lane… I hope you all have a very happy new year!!