Happy New Year

DSC_0165_2 DSC_0167_2Happy New Year!  I know, it’s February, but still, Happy New Year.  I am so happy to finally post in 2013.  We are looking forward to an amazing year.  We look back on 2012 with a mix of emotions.  I struggled to post at the end of 2012 because I was struggling with my feelings.  I was feeling sad.  I do not like to get down especially when I see such amazing progress with Peyton.  She brings us such hope and inspiration, but there are times where the sadness can still be overwhelming.  I was sad because I just don’t want anything to be wrong with Peyton and it is difficult for me to let go of that wish.  I guess, I will never let go of that wish.  That is where the sadness comes from.

So, yes, there is sadness, but overall, I can honestly say that we are happier than we have ever been.  We have found true, pure happiness.  It is like Peyton has allowed us to feel so free and alive, and to let go of so many of the little things that really don’t matter anyway.  At a time when we could be so sad, it is amazing to me that we have never been happier.  I think it is the sadness that has allowed us the freedom of feeling the overwhelming high of happiness.  As I acknowledge the sadness, it is the happiness that we feel most often, it is the happiness that always outweighs the sadness.  We live for the joy, the hope, the happiness.

So that brings me to our anthem for 2013, “Carry On” by FUN.  I am just crazy about this song.  To us, it is uplifting and inspirational.  They say “if your lost and alone, or you’re sinking like a stone, Carry 0n”, and that is exactly what we are doing, carrying on.  So when there are days or times that I am sad, I remember, I can carry on, this too shall pass.  I know it gets better, back to happy.  “No one’s ever gonna stop us know, cause we are, we are shining stars, we are invincible, we are who we are”.   This is our 2013 anthem, it inspires us to make a difference, here at home, in the PWS world, and everywhere…to make a difference in this crazy world of ours.

To sum it up, in 2012, we learned a lot about life, love, family, and hope.  We found less to complain about, not more, and so much more to be grateful for.  So…here is to an amazing 2013 full of love, laughter, strength, happiness and miracles, lots and lots of miracles.  Lots of love to everyone.  XO.


One thought on “Happy New Year

  1. Beautifully written. What a journey 2012 was for all of you. Your resilience, strength, courage and hope are what make you, Brent, Chad and your family the perfect place for Peyton. There is no better family for God’s special gift.

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