Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Open Letter to 2014

Dear 2014,

I'm sorry I haven't written more, but as you, no doubt, know yourself, this year has sped by. Mostly 2014 has been good to my family. I have a lot more to be thankful for than I can complain about.

Mom's cancer treatments went well. She's on the mend. She has her hair back (though it's much shorter and a different colour than it was this time last year).

Michael's career, while he has just made another change (which we're absolutely thrilled about), is going great. We are no longer renting a house in Saskatoon and he's going to be home more often again. It's wonderful! And I got my car back.

It has been a year full of fun family adventures.

This year is the year we started karate. First Ethan, in April, and then in May, it was my turn. Michael followed in the trend sometime around the end of September. It is one of those things I cannot see not having in my life, so I'm going to keep doing it until I'm no longer capable.

We bought a boat in the Spring and had so much fun with it. I can't wait until the weather warms up again and we can get back out on the water.

Owen started taking guitar in March. He loves playing, loves learning music theory, loves it all. And he's good. This is the year my first born became a teenager. It's hard to believe I've been a mom for 13 years.

Lily is such a bright light. She has done so much good for the school and community. She has donated much time and effort into helping those who need it. She donated clothes and toys throughout the year to people in need. She even grew out her hair and donated it to be used in a wig.

My running 'career' has been better than ever. In November I ran a half marathon with BRF Jenny in a time of just a little more than 2 hours and 17 minutes. I've got no big plans for any races in 2015, but I plan to keep running and keep loving it.

In November Michael surprised me with a weekend away to Niagara Falls. Kid free. It was so much fun. He's such a wonderful husband. I can't imagine a world without him.

There has been knitting, of course, there has been knitting.

True, 2014 had given us some tough moments, but that's all they were ... moments. Some of them harder than others, but we will carry on.

We lost our beloved kitty, Otis, in October. She was 16 years old. We were all with her in her final moments at the vet. She knew she was loved.

I'm not making any promises, but I'm hoping to make more time to blog in 2015. I have high hopes for a spectacular 2015.

Thanks again 2014, it's been swell.

From, Me.

PS. Happy New Year!