I realize I may be a little late on this, but HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! I hope that everyone rang in the New Year safely! Did you make a new year’s resolution? I did, although it has already been a work in progress, to become more organized and work more efficiently so that I can spend more time with my family.
A Year of Personal Growth
I can honestly say 2012 was not a bad year for us. I feel like it was a year of personal growth in so many ways. We have struggled financially for quite sometime now, so I guess I feel like every month we were so focused on just making it through one more month that it left little time for any other worries. But in the process of all that I feel like my faith in God only grew. I know that, although we have not been in a good place, that this is where I need to be and somehow we always make it through.
I also feel that I have grown as a person and a mom. By nature I have always been a worrier, and I tend to not like change too much. I guess you would call me rather unbendable. For instance when I get used to doing things a certain way when my husband is away at the fire department for a long time and then comes home and wants to change things up, it really throws me.
In 2012 I have worked really hard and letting go of all the worrying, and just not being so uptight in general. Another goal was, as a mom, I wanted to set a good example for my children with being a calmer parent. At times it is very challenging when all three children are pushing your buttons all at the same time though! I feel like I am always a work in progress. I want to continue to grow as a person and a mom and be the best I can be for my husband and children.
I also feel I grew a lot in my work from home. I have kind of flopped around for the last few years trying to find a good fit on what I could do from home that would help ease the financial burden from my husband and enable us to do more as a family. I feel I have finally found what I want to be when I grow up, at 46 no less, and that is to be a blogger. I love blogging. I really enjoy sharing things that I have learned in hopes that it may be of use to someone else. I love the blogging community. I have met such amazing people who have such a strong work ethic and such drive; I am so honored to be a part of such a fabulous community.
I will tell you though that, although 2012 as a whole was not a bad year…it did not end on such a good note. On New Year’s Eve we took the kids roller-skating with my sister, brother-in-law and their 3 boys. It was a very good time until on my way back from getting larger skates for Anna and Ethan I lost my footing. Rob, my husband, happened to be right in front of me so when my feet (with skates on) went up in the air they hit the back of his legs bringing him down on top of me. As it turns out, he broke the radial head in his elbow! I had some bruising but he definitely got the worst of it. Of course everyone at the fire department teases that I tried to take him out. The only thing I managed to do though was bring a whole lot more work on myself and increase the financial burden once again! My husband is part-time at the fire department so although he still gets his full-time paycheck it was actually the part-time work that was doubling his salary at that really pays a lot of the bills.
We went to the Orthopedic today and Rob will need a CT to determine which route to go at this point with his elbow. If the bone shifted even 1 mm then surgery will be required so that the bone is in the proper position to allow for full range-of-motion of his elbow. If there has not been any shift of the bone then he should just need a sling. They actually do not like to cast that injury since they do not want that joint to be locked up for too long. Best-case scenario is back to the fire department in 6 weeks. The orthopedic said, from the x-rays it does not appear there was any shift in the bone but the CT will tell for sure. Fingers are crossed and prayers are being said! I have faith that this will all work out. It may be a struggle, but we will get through it.
Here is to a great 2013 for everyone!
I would love to hear from you! How was your 2012 and what changes do you want for 2013…if any?