I have just one New Years resolution for 2015. It comes down to one word.
- I will cherish Adam.
- I will cherish Ava.
- I will cherish Anna
- I will cherish my family
- I will cherish my friends.
- I will cherish "my people"
- I will cherish my church
- I will cherish each hard and happy experience I have during this year
Adam and I have been married almost nine years. We do not have the perfect marriage, we dont live a fairy tale, we live a real life. We have hard times, but we have much more good times then bad times. I love doing life with my funny, hardworking, sometimes annoying, handsome husband. I am really glad I married him in 2006 and I look forward to many more years of marriage, as we laugh and love together.
Ava and Anna are six and two, I can not believe it. Where did the time go? I feel like it was just yesterday when I was running on three hours of sleep because of middle of the night feedings and walking around with spit up permanently on my shirt. There are days that are so long, I feel like I will never get to bedtime. I am reminded that the days may be long, but the years are short.
My family means the world to me. They have supported and encouraged me in every fun and frustrated moments of my life. At this point in my life I am enjoying an adult relationship with them. The thought of not having them around for the next 100 years makes my heart tighten in my chest. This year I have had several of my friends that have had to bury their parents. WHAT? We are all just in our late thirties or early forties...it seems too soon to be helping my friends through the grief of loosing a parent.
"There is a friend that sticks closer then a brother" I have friends that I have known since I was two. I have elementary school friends, I have middle school friends, I have high school friends and I have friends that we went to all three together. I have camp friends. I have college and seminary friends. I have Woodstock, Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta friends. I am so very blessed to have friends that are like family and family that are my friends. We have gone to prom together, stood with each other in ugly bridesmaid dresses, and held each others babies in our arms. We have celebrated together, we have cried and laughed together, we have prayed together and walked beside each other during the very worst and the very best times of each others lives.
My people, the people God has put in my life that teach and coach my children, the ones I see at the gym, at the grocery store, the people I do life with. My church, a place that is like my second home. A place I go to be encouraged, to be challenged, to be loved, they are my "faith family".
There are experiences that make me want to laugh. Experiences that have made me rejoice. Experiences that have made me want to cry and other times that have made me mad. Yet each experience has molded me and made me into the woman I am today. May I make the most of each moment I am given in this year, in 2015.
I want to cherish.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!