The common theme on blogs this weekend is year end reflections and new year resolutions. As I think about what I can share I come up empty.
This past week was a bit emotional for me and I’m afraid if I sit and ponder 2011 I might end up in tears. However, I know that I can not live in regret, only learn from my mistakes and be grateful for the wonderful things that did happen this past year.
A few being…
My husband graduated from dental school in June, finishing eight long years of college.
During our move from one state to another we enjoyed a family vacation like we’ve never taken before, eating yummy cajun food in New Orleans
and wearing ourselves out with all the adventures to be had at Disney World.
The kids settled into middle school in our new hometown nicely and have done awesome with the move.
This move all the way to the east coast has also afforded us the opportunity to visit my grandparent’s home for the first time. That trip including many wonderful moments like learning to shoot a gun.
And since this is my health blog I can’t leave out reaching 50 pounds lost last spring…
…and managing to keep it off until now.
I’ve also put my Garmin to good use since moving here and continuing my exercise in the out of doors versus the gym I used in Oklahoma.
You know now that I really think about it…2011 hasn’t been bad at all. There have been mistakes, but I daresay there have been more of those moments that will bless my life for many years to come.
In fact, as I finish up this post and time of pondering…I am reminded God has been so good to me and my family. I will not allow myself to send 2011 on with the baggage of regret. I will instead enjoy the good things and take to heart the lessons learned.
Have a safe and fun New Years Eve!
Looks like there were a lot of great moments to 2011, Leah!
here is to an even better 2012 for all of us!
Don't look back with regrets! You have accomplished (and been through) so much this year. I'm looking forward to seeing you get to your goal in 2012!!