2011 has been not at all the year I expected. It was meant to be a quiet year just cruising along with my family.
Instead we've been launched into the world of living with autism as our little mate continued showing more and more oddish behaviors and our big boy found the niceties of school life increasingly difficult.
It's been a year for too many illnesses and where we had an awesome night away at my BFF's planned for New Years Eve, instead we're staying home with two kids battling suspected scarlet fever. Nice one 2011. Well played.
Yep. 2011 has been challenging in a great number of ways, but there have been some amazing things as well.
I have a beautiful new nephew.
My baby sister had the most memorable wedding day in history.
Another sister is travelling the world as I type on her long overdue honeymoon and I am loving reading about it and seeing her photos.
My kids have grown bigger and stronger and funnier and dearer to me every day.
I've found a resilience in myself that wasn't there before. And a strength to stare down the system and a willingness to challenge its failings.
The supertrucker and I reached 13 years together. 13 years. More than a third of my life!
So 2011 it's been interesting. Thanks for the memories. Now away with you because I'm anticipating 2012 and I know it is going to be awesome.
Happy New Year!