This year brought so many changes, it’s hard to wrap my brain around just all that has happened in such a short amount of time. I think instead of making a list, I’ll highlight the top three.
2008 marked our 5th wedding anniversary. It’s been an amazing five years, just Kevin and me. It’s amazing to think that just last year we were in Thailand for our anniversary. This year, however, I went into labor on our anniversary and Binary Boy was born a day after!
So, 2008 also made me a mommy to a handsome baby boy and I could write volumes on how I finally feel fulfilled with him in my life. I am honestly not sure how to explain how becoming a mom has changed me, but I can say that the changes are certainly welcomed. I can explain certain things, like patience, selflessness and unconditional love, but it’s hard to put into words just how much my whole perception has changed.
Needless to say, I can’t imagine my life without Binary Boy in it. He filled a void that I never knew I had until it was whole.
2008 also took Kevin and I to a completely different city. We moved away from everyone and everything familiar to start a new life on our own terms. It was the best decision, aside from choosing to start a family, that we’ve made during our marriage. We still wonder to each other why we didn’t move here sooner.
We cleaned and decluttered all the stuff we were toting around from our lives from even before we met, packed up what was left, rounded up the cats and moved into our first house in Austin.
Sure, we had purchased our condo back in California, but this house was different. This house was carefully chosen to have room for friends and family to visit and stay and to grow our child(ren) in. We picked everything out, from the tiles in the bathroom to the color of the paint on the walls. This was where we wanted to settle down and grow roots.
And now, with Binary Boy, who is the light of our life, this house is now a Home. 2008 has been a year of many changes, most (though, not all) of them positive. My life, our lives, are richer and greater than if we would have never taken a chance and accepted the inevitable that I always try and remember: that change is the only constant in this world.
Here’s hoping that 2009 brings many more positive, prosperous changes! Happy New Year, Y’all!