new year

When I think back on 2012, my mind–and my heart–become overwhelmed. So much happened, and yet from some perspectives, so little happened. We didn’t take any monumental trips, we didn’t experience any major life events, we followed our daily routine, we stayed home a lot, we cooked in a lot. We simply lived life–a simple life.

Last year reminded me that it’s not about the kind of car you own, or the price tag of your designer boots, or size of your house, or the number of fancy restaurants you dine at or the expense of your vacations. These things bear no meaning if you don’t have special people in your life.

Lucky for us, our new little special person completely took over our lives–and our hearts–in 2012. He seemed to change every single week, and it was all we could do to keep up with him and his budding, life-loving personality.

Hobson Family 2012

I’m pretty sure I didn’t consciously make any New Year’s resolutions last year. After all, we left the hospital with our new baby on New Year’s Day. This year, I think I’ll keep it simple:

Strive to be supermom
Be a supportive and nurturing wife
Find a local church home that caters to kids
Move into a home with a yard for James Michael
Blog more often

As often as I get bogged down in some of life’s more gritty details, I am truly looking forward to 2013 and all its possibilities.

You may also like: