Some years I look back on the year and think of all that I've accomplished. The year I bought a house. The year I got married. The year I had my son.
2005? Pretty much maintained status quo. And that's just fine with me.
The year has flown by, and I realize now that I have a small child, I look at time through his amazing growth.
Last year at this time, my little guy was just beginning to crawl. In our 2004 Christmas pictures, he's reaching for branches of the tree from laying and sitting positions. He had no teeth at this time last year. He didn't talk either.
Now? He runs. He climbs. He has a mouth full of teeth and is working on his 2-year molars. It's actually mind-boggling to me that he got an entire mouth full of teeth in a year's time. He chatters up a storm. Lately, he chuckles to himself and says "Funny!" about whatever it is he's chuckling about. I'm glad he sees humor in things. He plays with his little trains all the time -- cars too. We have gotten good at changing his clothes with a train or car clenched in his hand. The other day, he uttered Thomas (as in "Thomas the tank engine") for the first time: "ToeMEESE." Bestill my heart! He came up behind me yesterday & put his arms around my legs, saying "huggie!"
So, if 2006 is another year of "status quo" for me, that will be just fine. I know it will be anything but that for my little boy, who will turn 2 in March and will continue to grow and develop like crazy.
2005 was the year of the big 4-0 for me. It doesn't seem possible. I guess having a toddler makes me feel like I can't be that old!
Today I count my blessings -- among them: my own health, a healthy & loving family, good friends, and the many new friendships I've made through blogging. Thanks for coming here to read my posts, and for commenting. I really appreciate the connections I've made here on this great big blogosphere.
We'll be settling in with Thai takeout for dinner tonight, along with a movie and pumpkin pie to celebrate my mother-in-law's upcoming birthday.
Have a wonderful evening, and Happy New Year to you and yours!