Farewell, ’14

Holy crap, 2014 just started yesterday. How could it be over already?! After a rough 2012 and 2013, this past year has felt like a sunny day after a bad storm. Yes, cheesy, but accurate. It’s been a blessing.

The addition of Zachary Louis to our family has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love my little boy so much and every day he amazes me with the new things he does. A few nights ago, he woke up every hour or so until 1:45 a.m. when we both fell asleep with me holding him. I woke up at 4 a.m. sitting upright in bed with him snuggling in and hugging me as he slept. Jay had already left New York to come back to North Carolina and since it was just me and him, I decided to just lay him down next to me in bed. I dozed on and off from 4 until 8 a.m. when I felt little fingers tracing my face. I opened my eyes and when Zach saw that I was awake, his eyes lit up, he smiled so big, reached his arms out and kissed my face. It was such an awesome moment and it made every sleepless minute from the night before worth it.

I don’t have as much to say this year as I have in years past because I don’t have the luxury of all of the blogging time that I’ve had in the past! [Here are past years if you’re really, really, reeaallly bored: 2008, 20092010, 2011, 2012, 2013.] I may not have the time to blog or exercise or watch TV or listen to many podcasts right now. I may not get a lot of sleep. I may be a slave to my breast pump. I may not see many movies or go out to dinner anymore, but that doesn’t really matter. I don’t really notice any of that right now, to be honest. I’ll do all of those things again someday and miss these times. My life isn’t the same; it’s enhanced. It’s all worth it when I walk into my living room and see my son and my husband playing on the floor.

Anyway, I’ll stop now because I think you get the point. I feel very fortunate to have been blessed with Zachary. He outshines everything else that happened this year. I can’t remember life without him. I don’t even remember what it was like to get a full night’s sleep,so really, how can I miss it?!. 😉

Happy New Year! Goodbye, 2014. Bring it on, 2015. Please be kind to us all.

Christmas2014-jaycolleenzachary

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