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Dear 2010

Thank you. You've made up for 2007 in a big way.

I had most of this year "off", but I worked harder than I've ever worked in my life. I gave birth to the most wonderful little person I've ever met. I learned the meaning of "sleep deprivation" like never before. I was pushed to physical limits. And I fell in love in a way I never thought possible.

I learned the simple joy of having a very small hand hold on to my finger. I got acquainted with a smile and laugh that make my heart melt. I was covered by bodily fluids from every possible orifice. I have cried with joy and with exhaustion.

I fell in love with my husband all over again, in an entirely different way. I learned what it really means to be and to have a "partner" and to take care of someone and be taken care of. I learned how to put myself last. I learned the importance of remembering to sometimes put myself first.

This whole journey is about learning. I have a lot left to do. Just as my son learns something new every day, so do I. It's often about walking the line between letting him find his own way and supporting him, about giving what he needs as opposed to what he wants. But sometimes it's about how wonderful it is to feel his warm little body against mine on the couch, or to feel his little hand on my back as I carry him somewhere, or to see his face light up with a smile when I come into the room.

So, 2010, thank you so much. You've changed my life irrevocably, and I couldn't be happier. I'll never forget you. This has been the best year of my life.

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miaouphoto
Jan. 2nd, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Best NY post I've read yet :)

I'm glad 2010 was good to you and Bundy. I hope 2011 is even better!
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