2013. You were my melting pot of emotion. Excitements came wrapped up in the purchase of our first new home, new car, first family beach vacation, Gabe and Molly's first start of elementary school together. Yet, in the parts in-between.... you were sad and empty with the loss of both of my grandmothers in just 5 small months. You had a lot of loss this year, 2013. For that alone, I reach with open arms to all the promise of 2014...even if I feel overwhelmed and uncertain.
You started us off with laughter, great breakfast and a fierce love of mustaches.
Small things became a WHOLE hand old...
Sibling love was found candidly in the sunshine... it warmed the winter away.
Birthdays were suddenly "2" times as fancy...
and the calm was welcomed with open arms...
I guess God knew we would need the calm...
With holes in our hearts...and some in a mouth, life carried on... and we grew.
Laughter and love made our new house feel like home.
2013. You made us adventurous.
You made us explorers.
You made us thankful for greatness.
So we forge in to this unknown of 2014... hopeful.
Happy New Year.