Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012

Wanted to post quick to wish you all a Happy New Year.  I'm pleased to say that I made it to 12:09 last night (which is more than I can say for my lovely hubby--but I guess he did have to be up at 5 this morning).  We had a perfectly lazy day yesterday, staying in our PJs until we went to dinner, then putting them right back on again when we got home.  We snuggled ourselves up on the couch, each took a little nap, watched some movies and the Creighton basketball game.  Sounds exciting, right?  I wouldn't have had it any other way!

So, here we are....still standing at the start of another year.  I thought that 2010 was going to be one of the craziest of our lives with the addition of our first baby, learning of her sick little heart, multiple surgeries and a new job to top it all off, but it really paled in comparison to the insanity of 2011.  A part of me is inclined to say GOOD RIDDANCE 2011...after all, it has been the hardest of my 29 years.  But, there were good things about the year too, and those are the things that I have to try to hold on to.  We had a full 5 months in 2011 with our Charlotte and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

I ended my New Years post last year by saying "I have high hopes and ultimate faith that 2011 holds big things for the Ritchie family."  Little did I know at the time that those "Big things" would include saying good-bye and learning to navigate day-to-day life without our daughter.  Despite my hesitations, I'm going to end things the same way this time around--knowing that God has a plan for us that that there ARE good things in store for us.  

I have HIGH HOPES and ULTIMATE FAITH that 2012 holds BIG things for the Ritchie family...

I welcome them whole-heartedly.