Someone recently said to me, “The most bizarre things seem to always happen to you.” That made me laugh heartily.
So… you’re telling me that in 2013 you did not have to chase down a purse snatcher with your ninja sidekick or break into your neighbor’s house or break out of a federal building with two hungry children? I don’t understand…
I’m thankful for this past year, but I am also worn out when I think about it. I feel like I’m crashing into the recliner of 2014 with a huge sigh saying, “Whew. 2013. Let’s never do that again!”
This year held some really high highs… Isaac’s amazingly joyful birth, Billy’s long-awaited citizenship and Billy coming back home with a job after moving to California to work. Yay!
We also experienced some really grown-up challenges, like saying good-bye to multiple friends who moved away, crying out as a friend said good-bye to her husband after his fierce battle with cancer, and watching the year close with immigration reform unresolved.
It’s been a wild year, adjusting to the reality of a newborn (sleepless nights, anyone?) and the chaos that is having two lovely kiddos and two working parents.
As the year wraps up, here is the list of the Top 5 posts:
And I’m adding a couple that didn’t get the top traffic, but were my personal favs... because apparently, I have a special place in my heart for the tomfoolery!
What did you love most about 2013? What are you looking forward to most this year? And if you’re a blogger, please share your “wrap-up” list or favorite posts in the comments. I’d love to check ‘em out!
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