New Year

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On December 31st I had a tough morning. I slept horribly, I was frustrated that our Christmas vacation had been ruined by a plague of sickness, and so I gave Sophie to my mom and told her I was going to the beach. As I watched the sunrise, I tried to sort through all my thoughts and emotions so I could return to my family a little more clear-headed, and able to celebrate our last night together before we headed back to Ohio.

Whenever one takes time to think on New Year’s Eve, its almost impossible not to have the word “resolution” pop into your head. When I made resolutions last year, I was surprisingly easy on myself. I didn’t set goals that were unmanageable, and many of the goals were based on virtue as opposed to physical attributes (i.e. “give more quality of time to people” versus “get to such-and-such weight”) I certainly failed in many aspects of my resolutions, like my commitment to “complain less” yeah…. safe to say I didn’t make much of an effort in that area… But, my resolutions are a bit different this year knowing that we are headed into 2016 expecting a baby.

Some thing I want to focus on this year, is soaking in those rare but sweet moments. I slept horrible last night, so when Sophie woke up, I had her come back to bed with me so I could continue to rest while she played with my phone. About 20 minutes in, she set the phone aside, lay down next to me, and began stroking my hair. Then, every 10 strokes or so, she would kiss the top of my shoulder. When she was bored with this, she sweetly said “oooooh-uvv-you” (which roughly translates to “I love you”) before rolling back over to play with the phone again. It was such a sweet moment that I intend to recall for the rest of the day. I mean, I like to recall all the naughty things she does throughout the day, why not try to recall the sweet things just as often? (if not MORE often)

What are your resolutions?

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