A Year Set Without Expectations

06 January 2011

Early morning of January 1, 2011, while having breakfast with my 2 boys, I opened up to my husband about my perception of the new year. Last year, I kinda expected too much. I didn't rely on making plans but I aimed for some goals. Plans, goals they're the same. Lucky enough, I was able to meet those goals and didn't end up frustrated. Still, expectations were made.  

2010 was pretty colorful for us but well-balanced. Let me put it this way, it was not too good, it wasn't too bad either. For the first time, I experienced something solid that placed my role as a mother and wife to a test.  That was when my husband got hospitalized. I was torn apart. I prayed for strength to be able to take care of both my boys, when  at the same time, nobody else was available to assist me. I was successful, it was just a breeze, now I know, I will do my best all the time even if I survived this particular challenge for year 2010.

I am stronger now...

There's so much in store for all of us, it's just a matter on how we take it.  This time around, I want to be wiser. I want to take the load off thinking on what may happen in 2011, for both myself and my family.  A thought shared by my late father-in-law: "If there's food on the table, EAT! If there's none, that doesn't mean it's time to feel miserable".  "Life" per se, we all have it. Discontentment makes it complicated. Material, money? it comes and goes. It's important that we're living each day to the fullest and making the most of the time given to us by our Creator.

After my meaningful talk with my husband, true enough, the following day, January 2, 2011, we witnessed  and participated on events that made our year opener awesome. 
The most awaited day for 2 people in love...
  a get together
  and a relaxing vacation for the family.
 All welcoming a new chapter.  
 Living, Laughing and Loving all year round!

1 comment:

Chris said...

happy new year! :D