There have been many years that I was ready to kick out the door, but 2013 is not one of them. This year has been good to me, to our family. There were hard moments, of course, but overall 2013 was most defined by joy.
The first weekend of 2013 we found out we were expecting a much wanted, much loved baby. As the year progressed, we found out that sweet baby was a boy. We watched him grow on ultrasounds, then were privileged to welcome him to the world in September. Since that September morning, we have rocked him, tickled him, kissed his bald head, and become enthralled by him.
2013 saw the twins grow into miniature people. They started talking, then stringing together two words, three words, whole sentences. They became steady climbers and jumpers, game players, adorable manipulators, and fun pretenders.
2013 saw our family move to Nashville, a wonderful and exciting move for us. We end the year closer in proximity to dear family and friends.
And 2013 allowed Andrew and I to celebrate our 7th year of marriage. Another year of learning to be good, kind spouses, of trying to be the best life partners we can through God's grace. Another year of falling in love with one another, of doing our best to support one another.
Cheers to you, 2013. 2014 has a lot to live up to.