“Celebrating blessings and small victories”
Every year, before it ends, I always make it a point to look back on the past 12 months. Whether to count my blessings, measure my growth or celebrate small achievements, I do it for self-reflection to know where I am in my life.
This year 2012, I haven’t accomplished that much. Probably because I wasn’t able to write down my goals in the first place.
I started this year with only three goals in mind. And those are to have regular date with hubby, to teach Yesha and have 2-4 domestic and international travels.
So before 2013 comes, I’ll make sure to write my goals and to daily review it.
So here goes my review for the year 2012.
I can say that my weekly dates with hubby this year has totally improved compared to last year when Yesha was less than a year old.
After she turned one last April 15, we are able to leave her to her grannies while I and hubby date each other. It doesn’t really matter if we eat at an expensive restaurant or at a nearby fast food. What’s important is we spend time alone with each other.
Sometimes we talk about ourselves, sometimes about Yesha, about our friends and even about the strange couple across our table.
This is also the year where we had an important discovery that has greatly explained the past, which will affect our future and will be a part of our life. We both accepted it. (Seems like there’s a little mystery here, hehe).
Last April 15 we were able to successfully celebrate Yesha’s first birthday at Prestige Tower. It’s something truly memorable to us.
But 3 months after her birthday she was diagnosed with Primary Complex. Oh, the mother in me felt so down and anxious. But thankfully, after 6 months of religiously medicating her, this past November it was confirmed that she was completely healed from it.
In a year, she grew up and learned a lot. She has memorized the different parts of her body, done several action songs and is able to socialize.It’s amazing how a few months can make a lot of difference on a baby’s physical and cognitive growth.
I also thank God that she is quite active, healthy and rarely gets sick. Thanks to breastfeeding!
On home making
I’m even leaning towards creating my own household manual and be able to lead a house helper. But I’m not sure if it will happen this coming 2013.
Hubby and I wanted to have a yearly 2-4 times travel vacations. And this year we had 3. In February we went to Subic, in April to Hongkong and in November to Singapore.
Really thank the Lord for giving us the opportunity travel, and our next in line is in Korea (Hope to get a visa) andVigan.
By August, I migrated my thepinkhunter blog from blogger to wordpress. And then eventually I changed its name to thefamilywoman.com to give my blog a more descriptive name. Sadly I lost almost all of my traffic, but it’s okay. I now love WordPress more anyways.
I was also hesitant at first to create a fan page, in which at that time I was clueless on how I can promote it. But now I was elated to raise its number of likers to 180 as of this writing. Thanks to blog networking and rafflecopter for my first giveaway contest.
Last April, hubby and I lay-low on being couple caring group heads. So we signed up as members under tita Glo and tito Delfin’s tutelage. It was a breakthrough for us as our couple social circle has widened and is not limited to our contemporaries.
So What About You?
Share your thoughts. What are you thankful for this 2012?