Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope all my blog friends and readers out there have a wonderful 2008. I am optimistic that 2008 will be much better than 2007; of course, I had been optimistic that 2007 would be much, much better than 2006. And in many ways it was. And hey, I'm here to see 2008, with babies, so that's what really counts, right?

This year I've really learned about living in the present. During the pregnancy I focused on each and every day that the babies were growing inside me. Every day I got closer to having "term" twins was an accomplishment. I didn't look far ahead of myself. The same happened when I was in the hospital. Some days I really lived minute to minute. As I healed that became hour to hour, day to day. Now with all the challenges of raising two babies at once I'm still living in the moment, handling one thing at a time and not getting too far ahead of myself. Yeah, I sometimes google private school tuition rates and dream of a day when I won't need so much child care, but for the most part I'm taking it one day at a time and loving it.

This was the best Christmas ever, hands down, for me and H. The babies were so great, even though we had them around different groups of relatives and friends almost every day for two weeks. I finally feel whole, like my life is complete. No one is missing anymore. Now all I have to do is enjoy it. And I am. No New Year's resolutions this year. Just grateful to see each day and what it brings.


Anonymous said...

Beautifully stated Emmie. I feel your joy through your words and I'm so happy for you. You deserve these wonderful memories. I'm with you on living in the present. Mindfulness is healthy and enlightening. I wish you, your husband, and two angels a wonderful year ahead filled with peace, warmth, love, and more of living in the moment. ~Lisa

rememberella said...

Merry christmas, Emmie. xx

GLouise said...

Happy new year!!

Motel Manager said...

I am so happy to hear that everything is going well!