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Friday, December 28, 2012

reflecting on 2012

With just a few short days left in 2012, I've been reflecting on our life over this past year. It has been a very eventful twelve months...filled with many changes, challenges and accomplishments.
Here are a few of the highlights.


To sum up the year in one word...it was all about strength
Throughout this year, we've been tested in many ways. I've learned so much about myself...and about my marriage.

I've learned that I'm stronger than I think.
I've learned that my marriage must always come first.
I've learned that I do deserve to be a mother but if I'm not...I'll still be happy.
I've learned that it pays to take risks and that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. 
I've learned what I am willing to endure to become a mother...which takes away any doubt about how bad I want it.

As a couple, we learned to break down the barriers in our communication to enjoy a more meaningful connection. We've learned that our marriage can survive even the toughest of challenges. That our love, commitment and communication are the key ingredients needed to endure during life's hardest times. But most of all, we have learned to choose joy and happiness even when it is not so easy. 

I'm looking forward to 2013. A new year. A fresh start. A new beginning. 
I believe it will be the year that we finally meet our treasured baby.

22 comments:

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I hope that 2013 is all that you want it to be! I know that God has a plan for you...can't wait to see what it is!! So glad to know you and feel blessed to be following and praying for you on this journey.

Amber said...

What a great summary of your year. I really do hope that 2013 will be your year!!!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I will be praying that your IVF cycle works and that y'all are blessed with a sweet baby in 10 short months! :-) Found you through Casey.

Mia said...

Sounds like a wonderful year!! Here's hoping that 2013 will be the year for both of us :)

Whitney B. said...

Wishing the best of 2013 for you! We are hoping it is our year as well. I have schedule a post too of all the happenings from this year. After writing it I realized how many wonderful things happened. Sometimes infertility just drags us down while life is happening all around us.
Hope you have a Happy New Year and a great 2013!

Dream Chase said...

I love your 2012 year in review and I'm so excited to see all of what 2013 will offer you. I 100% believe you WILL meet your baby!

Kristin said...

I'm hoping and praying that 2013 in your year in more than one way. I love how you summarized the year and showed it was one of strength.

ICLW #6 Dragondreamer's Lair

Myers Family said...

looks like you had a pretty good year overall!
I hope 2013 is your best one yet!

Reading about your hubbys motorcycle accident makes me cringe. We bought our boys dirtbikes in October and they were too wild so we traded them in for four wheelers recently.

Hope said...

Ok, I'm crying over here... This was EXACTLY how I felt when I turned 30 on Jan 1, 2008, and I knew that it was going to be the year I met my little one. Jameson was born in October 2008. 2013 is your year, baby!!!!!

Monique Renae said...

It took me far too long to realize that "I've learned that I do deserve to be a mother but if I'm not...I'll still be happy."

It's funny that once I came to terms with it, I became a mother.

Good luck in 2013 and I hope you get all you wish for and more!

LWLH said...

I will be praying that you get to meet a beautiful baby of your own this year.

Rekita Nicole said...

I pray that 2013 will YOUR YEAR!!!! Many blessings.

they way you feel about 35, I feel about turning 30...2013 will be the last year of my 20s...dreading it.

Happy New Year to you!
-Rekita
LovelyArmyWife.com

Laura said...

Love your outlook! I need to get going on my 2012 overview too. Wishing you all the best in 2013! I hope the injections are still going well.

Monica said...

Your space is so so beautiful. I too will be visiting 35 soon and am already feeling the kicking and screaming! So glad to now be following you via GFC now and your bright perspective of choosing joy- even in hardship. All the best - Monica

Infertile625 said...

Cheers to The Year of New Beginnings! It's ours for the taking!

Alicia said...

Awwwww, yes! Love this!

Amy said...

Sounds like such an incredible year for you. I am inspired by your strength! Can't wait to follow along on your journey in 2013, it's definitely going to be your year :)

Team Harries said...

What a wonderful year! Cheers for 2013

Tracy said...

what a beautiful post, it was neat getting to go back and read about your year. yay for 2013! btw, i hope you feel better.

Sarah said...

Love this Jessah! I turned 35 this year too kicking and screaming although I still say I'm in my "early" 30's. It was depressing to turn 35 with no babies but 2013 will be our year, right???

jAllen said...

Congrats on all your accomplishements! Best is yet to come in 2013. happy New year and thanks for checking out my blog!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

So sweet! Stopping by from Sugar and Dots to say hello. Enjoy the first weekend of 2013! XO

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