A year ago we were saying goodbye to 2007. A year that at some points, I'm not sure we believed we would survive. At its close, we declared that 2008 would be better -- that the things lost would be restored; and things denied would be granted. While 2008 had extremely rough patches, the good has, by far, outweighed the bad. God blessed us extraordinarily. The year represented an improvement over the one prior, and that was a very, very good thing.
And now we are looking forward to 2009, a year that will be full of new beginnings. A year that we trust will be better than 2008. Of course, new babies are always new experiences. We will learn how to be parents, how to be a family of three, and how to be parents without losing our coupledom. Big stuff. I'm also embarking on some frighteningly new steps career-wise. So exciting; so new; so scary.
The new year represents a new start. It represents closing the door to the past year; a clean slate; a future left to be written. I'm excited to see what 2009 has in store. I'm excited to let the wounds of the last few years heal. I'm excited to start new projects and new phases of my life.