I was just reminiscing today with a friend about 2015. It’s so hard to believe it’s already come and gone. I feel like it flew by! Looking back I can’t help but to be thankful. In 2015 we purchased a new home that we love and feel so comfortable in. My hunky husband had a big switch up at work, which has been a great one and he is doing so well. We had some random adventures. Our beautiful daughter who started out 2015 as being a little feisty toddler is now more like my buddy…like full on conversation buddy. She brings us so much joy.
2016 is going to rock. I know it…it already has and we are only a few days into it! We have so much planned for 2016 and can’t wait to kick our goals in the face. We aren’t really the “New Year’s Resolution” type but we do have things we want to leave behind and goals we plan on crushing in 2016.
Every year that goes by I try to reset my mind. Leave the bad and negative behind me and start with a clean slate. Sounds deep…I know, sorry. I truly believe in surrounding myself with people who have similar goals and want to be the best they can be. As Jim Rohn would say “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So who do you spend your time with? People who lift you and and accept you for who you are? OR…people who bring you down and reflect on your flaws and bring out the negative in you? The older I get the more I realize how important it is to surround myself with people who love the crap out of me. People who accept me and all of my awkward, quirky flaws. You should do the same. Good friends are hard to find, hold onto the ones who love you for you.
Geez…I really didn’t mean to go off on a rabbit trail but I guess that’s where my minds at right now. I plan on crushing 2016 with a butt load of positiveness. Maybe that’s the gypsy in me. I am beginning to understand more and more why my husband calls me gypsy. 🙂
Although 2015 didn’t go exactly as planned and me, being the planner that I am did struggle with that a little bit. Our adoption that was supposed to happen in December fell through…I have no idea if “fell through” is the right term but it sounds correct to me. The birth mom that we were matched with decided to parent that sweet boy. Was I upset? Yes, totally. Was I confused? Yep. None of this is our plan though, it’s God’s. We aren’t orchestrating this. He is. We are a small piece of this puzzle and are working on trying to trust in His timing, not ours.
There are SO many details that go along with how it didn’t work out and why. All of these details completely confirm why we are adopting. The circumstances are sad and confusing but we are looking at it as a light in our life. Now, there’s a sweet little boy out there that we can pray for. He will probably never know us but I hope someday he knows why all of this happened.
So for now…we wait, again. We will pray and pray and pray for the right birth mom and baby to come into our lives. We know it may not be on our schedule but we can’t wait for when it does happen!
Cheers to a new year and new experiences! Life is so random and crazy. I am just so thankful for the peace that comes along with trusting Him and His plan.
Here are some of my favorite moments from this past holiday season.