Welcome 2012! I am so happy to ring in the New Year with this little bundle of joy. Who, by the way, is getting pretty big! Isaiah is truly the best gift I have ever received.
I’ve never been one to really make resolutions. I know that most of the time, they don’t stick. But I do have a few important resolutions to make and follow this year. I have been working on them for a while now, and I hope to continue to follow them; not just for a few weeks or months, but for a lifetime. Isaiah has opened my eyes and changed me so much.
I resolve to pray more. Before I learned of Isaiah’s diagnosis, I didn’t pray nearly as much as I should. I have now seen, firsthand, the importance and the power of prayer. It got hard to find time and to think about praying while taking care of a newborn, but I need to keep this as much a part of my daily routine as breathing.
I resolve to be more appreciative. I have, at times, taken all of the blessings that I have for granted. I should be thankful to God for every day of live that I get to live, and I should live it to the fullest. I should also be thankful of my wonderful family and friends, who have been through so much with me.
I resolve to show more love and kindness. You never know what personal struggles others are going through. I want to be as warm and open with others as I possibly can. This means being forgiving, patient, and understanding. Not only to family and friends, but to everyone I encounter.
From what we were told when we received the diagnosis for Isaiah, to where I am now, I have grown so much. I hope to continue this journey. And I HoPE that Isaiah will be there with me every step of the way.