The last few years have been really, really great. As always, I’m doing a lot of ‘reflecting’ this time of year, and thanks to Facebook, I can literally see and recap my memories from all the years past from my first year of joining the social media world. For instance, on this day in 2017, I was blessed to be staying home with my two children.
Another year, and another moment to pause and reflect. Do you do this at the end of December or in January too? January always feels like a fresh start to me, as it probably does to most of you as well. Even if I never (rarely) make New Years Resolutions, something about January 1st feels like a do over. [Wait just a tiny second though, I did once make a Resolution and it’s literally the ONLY one I have ever kept. It was to bake a new pie a month in honor of my Grandma. I’m still very shocked I achieved that goal, and it’s one that I love to reflect on as well.)
Admittedly, 10 years ago when we said, “I do,” we knew very little about what those words and this new adventure would look like. Two clueless kids, head over heels in love making the biggest decision of their life. I’m thrilled we’ve made it 10 years. We’ve learned so much along the way and will continue to learn we are sure, but perhaps these are the 10 biggest lessons we have realized thus far:
1. Love is a choice
If you are a horse girl like me, you want Christmas to be special for your gentle giants too. This season I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself that my boys are so far away (okay, 30 minutes isn’t THAT far, but it feels like it most days!) and that I wouldn’t be able to just pop over and spend time with them like I had dreamt about when Paddy was a mile away. I have long envisioned Christmas with my ‘ponies!’