A Year in the Life
It's my birthday today. Today I turn 36. I don't usually like to make a big deal out of my birthday, and this year is no different. It was actually quite nice to spend the day with my children and another little one I'm looking after this week. We went to the playground this morning and it was quiet. My friend Marla brought me one of my most favorite things in the world today - Yogurtland. She called me from the store to tell me the flavors, and I told her what I wanted. Then she showed up with Speculoos filled chocolate bars! Two of them! It doesn't take much to please me. It was so sweet of her! I had dinner and cake with my family and then I headed off to knitting to show off my new little gadget that Joe so kindly gave me!
So today I say goodbye to the last year. I don't think I've had another year where I feel like I've aged so much as this one. At the start of my year, I found myself pregnant, at just about 20 weeks. I was told I had placenta previa. Never did I realize what my year would really become. I am a different person today. We are a different family. Maura has changed us in ways we never realized.
Hopefully this year will bring good health and prosperity. And while I'm sure there will be bumps in the road, I'm absolutely sure it can't be any more difficult than this last year has been for us.