It's a new year and a new me! So I am starting it off by linking up with Ashley at her totally revamped blog The Sweet Season! Check her out and get to writing people.
Dear 2012, Peace out! Not sad to see you go, perhaps bittersweet, you were kind, you were mean, you tested my marriage, tried my patience, put undue stress on me, pushed me to the brink, showed me I can succeed, and went out with a bang! Not sure I knew what you had in store for me a year ago, but I can truly say I have grown tremendously, oh and you brought me that great 30th bday! So... so long, farewell 2012. Dear M, I know this has been a trying time and year for both of us. You started a new position and travel a lot, I work a lot and we have both experienced growth. I apologize for the harsh words we've exchanged, the grudges held and the resentment in my heart. I promise to let go and move on. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. --Ephesians 4:32 Dear Lovely, Thank you so much for being there for me no matter what! I could not ask for a better friend, confidant, sister. I cannot wait to see what 2013 holds for both of us as we begin a new chapter. And we leave for Vegas in a week!!!!! YAY!!!! Dear K, So proud of you. You started a new job, new apt., new guy... You have accomplished so much and I am blessed to know you. Thank you for being a constant light in my life. Dear V&D, I know I say it a lot, but thank you. Thank you for loving me no matter what, and because you choose to and not because you have to. I am constantly amazed at the warmth and grace you show me and I know I would be be the woman I am without your support and love. Dear Aunt K, I am so glad to have gotten to know you better this past year. I love our lunches, talks, learning to "exercise" vegetables and enthralling Brussels sprout cogitation. Cannot wait for more to come. Dear Chloe, not sure what I would do without my puppy girl! You bring joy to my life, kisses to my face, and yes I even miss when you don't hog the pillow to sleep. Best thing I ever did my 3L year of school was to bring you home! Dear Mom & Bubby, Love you both so much. Thanks for being there, loving me and accepting my faults. Dear 2013, Be kind to me. teach me, but allow me to grow. Provide me patience to deal with things unknown, help me to be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Provide me with a healing heart and open mind. Guide me to a better life and personal and spiritual fulfillment. Test me gently, but emblazon me with the strength to carry on. Provide me a consistent, constant rock that cannot be moved because its roots are so deeply entrenched in love, in spirituality, and in honor.
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