Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas time & {This year....}

We had a wonderful time. We spent it together, and kept it small. Christmas Eve; we attended our church, where they held service. Christmas morning; we enjoyed our morning reading, coffee, and a light breakfast. We watched our daughter open her presents. Her face lit up with excitement, and our hearts were filled with joy. I'd have to say her favorite gift this year, would have to be her play violin. She hasn't stopped playing for her Daddy and I.

Later on..we enjoyed some time at the park. It was nice out, and the sun was shining. We arrived back home; the aroma of Hot apple cider, baked ham soon filled our home. We sat, and enjoyed a nice Christmas dinner. It was a nice, peaceful Christmas spent with my loves.

This year....
We have learned so much. Our love has grown deeper, and I've learned to appreciate the little things. I've laughed, loved, and even cried. I've fallen in love all over again with my family. I've recognized my faults, and I've taken time to work on me. We're all still learning, and growing.-It's a beautiful process.

Come January 17th, I will have been married to my wonderful husband for 11 years. I must admit over the years we have had our moments..but one thing is for sure, my love grows deeper for him with each passing year. We welcomed our beautiful daughter into this world April of 2011, and she has changed our lives for the better.

I've learned that struggles make us stronger, and sometimes wiser. When everything falls into place, and you are finally at peace, every struggle, event, and circumstance makes sense. Our daughter is loved more than she will ever know.

As I continue to grow as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend...I'm realizing that I have so much to offer. I'm absolutely in love with this beautiful, sometimes crazy life we live.

Through it all, it's been a good year. I'll cherish and hold on to memories we've created, and I'll continue to embrace life one day at a time with my loves by my side.

**I would like to thank all you lovely readers; I've met some great people through this blogging world, and I appreciate all the kind words that are left here on my blog. You are all amazing! Thank you for coming on this journey with me**