We had a lovely Christmas here in the Sullivan household. Most of the family spent the day together making a mostly lovely day. If the whole family could have been there it would have been a wholly lovely day. But a mostly lovely day is more than some get so I’ll grab it.
The ending of an old year and the start of a new one is a time of reflection. How often do we hope for the coming year to be better than the one before?
This year has been an up and down kind of year for us.
We welcomed the healthy arrival of Oliver after a very stressful and worrying pregnancy.
Would you believe that he is already almost seven months old? Where did the time go?
We celebrated the baptism of Caitlin, Harry, Eddie, Sid, Paddy and Oliver. All on the same day!
I’ve been managing to keep on the weight loss track for almost thirty weeks and lost over 40lbs so far. I’ve had a break for Christmas and I’m ready to get back to it!
We finally got our allotment after being on the waiting list for almost three years. Looking forward to lots of healthy, homegrown goodies this year!
And it’s almost a year since we began homeschooling. We’re still love, love, loving it and still think, no, we KNOW that it’s absolutely the best decision we could have made.
And 2009 brought us new friendships and a chance to further grow old ones, both near and far.
Meanwhile, the two older children have moved out. All we can do is pray for them and hope that life’s lessons will be learnt by them. Everything has a reason. Everything is part of a plan . I have to keep hold of that and trust in God’s will and keep praying. Sometimes that’s all you can do.
These are just a few of the things that 2009 brought us and now we look forward to the year ahead. We have many hopes for 2010. We have many plans. And lots of dreams.
Let’s hope 2010 is a good one for us all!