love letter 2013
dear 2013: an open letter
if ever there was a year for growth and change and lessons that will knock you on your tail it was you. you were my mirror kind of year...my take a good look, turn 30 off the bat, live out some dreams then take a step back year. you made me a bit braver...feel smaller...be a touch more still.
you brought the fullness of family around in pinch-myself moments. sea legs and dancing feet and first birthdays to our phoebe...a whole wide world opening at her tips. to max you were trophies and music and wearing the same size shoe was mama...you were falling in love and learning hard-knocks and laughing every bit of the way.
you were filled to the brim with wedding planning and apple picking and vacations in all sorts of directions...hard working and kinfolking and a shop opening to boot. you were forget to get out of my pajama days and an extra 15 pounds...but here's the rub--your year taught me that everything is ok. it's ok! dropping balls and stepping back and ditching perfection. it's ok....if not better.
you weren't the flashiest year--at times you looked a bit peaked and drab. you didn't ask for much and in doing so gave us all sorts of goodness to take into the coming year....and for that i will remember you forever fondly!
sending best and best and blessings to you all this new year! i'm so excited for what's to come...more painting and new ventures and getting hitched to my guy already (may!)! i know things have slowed down around here and who knows what will happen next, but i thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and love and support. we're lucky folks...
happy new year, friends!
Labels: year in review