2013 is tempting me to have a divided heart. There’s a piece of me that wants to say…this was a tough year. We saw our final 3 IUIs fail and were faced with the reality of IVF. I had some pretty major family issues, we were evacuated from our home for a week during the crazy floods, had a melanoma scare, and we had a honeybee invasion on our house. And of course I can’t forget how we were put through weeks of turmoil and unrest with David’s old job, only to have him lose it at such a critical point. Emotionally, the first 6ish months of 2013 were exhausting, we definitely treaded some deep water for a long time.
BUT (and I say that with a big smile on my face!) the second half of 2013 was much better. In fact, I would almost go as far as to say the last 6 months have been glorious. David got a new job and it’s been wonderful. Seriously, this job is probably one of the biggest blessings we’ve ever had, and it came at our most critical time of need. God is so faithful! We’ve had the opportunity to travel and see friends and go on fun adventures. And best of all, we are slowly but surely gaining back some of the strength and joy that 2011, 2012 (and half of 2013) had sucked out of us. And it feels gooooooood! 🙂
2013 brought some tough things with it. But more than that, it brought with it some of my happiest memories (my sister’s wedding!!!), favorite adventures with David and the most peaceful days I have ever known. The highs were immeasurably higher than even the lowest lows. In 2013 blessings, adventure, personal growth and joy win. This year will go down as a good good year for us.
A few highlights:
Road trip to Texas
Awesome time exploring Canyonlands
Living it up in Aspen/Snowmass for a week
Backpacking to American Lakes
Jenny’s Wedding! 2nd best day of my life, next to my own wedding!
Sister’s trip to Seattle!
2nd trip to Moab
We got some snowfall this weekend so David and I headed for the hills to get a little time away in the mountains. He backcountry skied and I snowshoed. It was a beautiful bluebird powder day, so much fun! Not a bad way to end 2013! 🙂