Every year on the 31st of December I think a lot about the events of the months past and I count my blessings. I remember what I achieved, what I missed out on, I think on how much I gained in building up myself (not necessarily in materials), how much value I added to the lives of others and above all, I thank God.
2016 has been a great year!
I learned to love myself better, to stop and part myself on the back, reminding myself that ‘gurl, you’ve done really good’.
l learned to show my appreciation for the people I love; my husband and children and the beautiful people around me that blessed me with kind thoughts and words.
I learned to plan my time better and prioritise. Yes, with the never ending workload of motherhood and having a newborn and juggling with my responsibilities as ‘super woman’, I learned to place things in order of importance.
I learned to not be superwoman- to let my hair down, let the kids be kids, let them play and scatter the house. I’d always make them put things back in the right order afterward….hehe!
I constantly fall in love with my husband over and over again. It happened again in 2016. I learned to love him even more.
I spent more time with the kids. We got dirty in the mud, cut up papers, scattered the house, went nuts over nuts, encouraged one another….I love my babies to pieces.
I learned to speak my mind- a little. I learned to communicate better, speak up when I’m not satisfied and give kudos where it is due.
I picked up new hobbies that I enjoy and that make me happy. I learned to sew and garden and still practicing my French. My blog at http://www.nonosays.com was launched- hey I’m writing again.
May the new year be blessed!
I grew yet a deeper relationship with God- It still goes deeper and yet, there’s more and more to learn from and about God.
I bore and brought forth a most beautiful beautiful child- Sammy! The highlight of my year!
….and now, here I am, 6 minutes to 2017, alive and well and so expectant of beautiful things for the new year. There may be challenges but, I know God is in control. Everything will be alright.
May 2017, bring joy and peace and fulfilment.
Happy New Year!