Wow, 2009 has been a huge year for me. Just having a think about it now and realized what this year has meant for me. I have grown in so many areas of my life:
On a personal level, I have made some huge strides forward. Massive. I still see my shrink regularly (the one I have total transference with/for - LOVE that woman, she is amazing!) and this has been a big year for me on an emotional/psychological level.
I have also grown in family size with the birth of baby Max. Before Max arrived, I was secretly really worried about how he would fit into the family. And to be honest, whether I would be able to love him as much as the twins. The twins were so special - my first (living) children, the babies I had fought so long and hard for. How could I possibly love this freebie baby as much? Well, oh my word! I am so completely, totally, ridiculous in love with Max. I can't even begin to describe to you how in love with him I am and how special he is me. Or maybe I can - if you are at the stage where you have had your last baby and you knew he was your last. I am savouring every single moment. I feel giddy with love.
I have grown in terms of exercise - 2009 saw me inside a gym for the first time in years. Can't believe I eventually took that step.
I have grown in a material sense as well - new bigger house, bigger car. Bigger debt, but we wont talk about that now.
My business has grown and has become even more fulfilling. We had our first Nurture babies born early this year and since then have had so many babies born through our egg donor and our surrogacy program. What a magnificent, special, humbling process to be part of.
2009 has been a great year for me. It has had its difficulties, but life wouldn't be what it is without some hardship. How else would we appreciate the good if we didn't have some hardship to compare it to? We nearly lost my father, but he made it through two heart attacks, open heart surgery and a stroke - and it has made us even more appreciative of how precious family is. My mother is doing well.
It has been a great year. And I think 2010 is going to be even better! I can feel it in my waters, 2010 is going to be a big year for me. Looking very forward to it! Hope it is an excellent year for all of you too.