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Out with the old, in with the new

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It is inevitable, at this time of year, to look back and reflect.  Some big things have happened this year, like my girl starting school a few years before we’d anticipated, in a classroom we’d never have planned.  Like Spectrummy Daddy going to Afghanistan, twice.  Like realizing that Cubby also had some special needs, thinking they were more severe, then learning that they probably aren’t.  It has been a big year for being confused, and being worried. Aren’t they all?!

It has been a normal year.  My kids who previously seemed to be only children started to discover a relationship with each other, and now show affection to each other.  There was the odd bit of toilet humour.

It has been a year of good days and bad days.  Becoming a Hopeful Parent, and finding those small moments that make it all worthwhile.

It has been a year about struggling to find time for me.  A year for discovering writing, forging new friendships, and discovering a community even at my most isolated.  Finding my voice, helping Pudding to use hers.  Sometimes pictures spoke louder than words.

But really for us, this has been a year about being in the same place.   A year without moving, a year without even leaving the country.  I don’t remember the last time I spent an entire year in the same country.  Sometimes we were going round and round in circles.  In every sense, this year was about being static.

I’m ready to move forward, and see what the next year brings.  See where 2011 takes us.

Happy New Year Everyone.  I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a good one!

Written by Spectrummy Mummy

December 31, 2010 at 7:09 am