Yesterday we watched our family movie. I publish one every year, just using windows movie maker. This year’s was a more emotional process then usual. I was forced to look at our goodbye party, video of our old house. Just a lot of stuff I was kind of trying to forget. I had, also, already made the movie for the first part of the year before we moved (I try to stay caught up so I don’t have a ton to do at the end of the year).
As I watched I thought I’d be really sad at all the changes and things that had gone wrong, or right. But instead I found myself realizing what a GREAT year 2011 was for our family. In my head I’d chosen to focus on all the wrong things, when instead I should’ve realized everything that had gone RIGHT.
We had a GREAT mid-winter break, exploring some of our favorite things around the bay area. During spring break we went to Yosemite and had a GREAT vacation. It was SO well needed after stressing about the job hunt, we were cut off from electronics.
Sure, the next few months are a bit foggy, but I realized that I really tried to keep things as stable for the kids as possible. I don’t think I really thought I was, at the time, but I did. We did fun things for April Fools, they had a great end of school year and we did a few fun things before we left town.
Now they have a much bigger house. We saw pictures of their old bedroom, with all 3 crammed in there. It’s a welcome relief to have P in her own room.
Then there was the trip to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon where we mixed old and new friends. What a blessing.
So, what I’m trying to say is that we had an amazing year, full of SO many blessings. While I chose to focus on the parts that left me sad, I shouldn’t have.
We are all so, so blessed.