It is a year that I am angry with and wasn't going to justify with a farewell post. Then when I thought about it, there were some truly spectacular diamonds in the mud of 2012.
I went back to work and enjoyed it.
There were some cooking experiments that were fun.
Our family had some very special milestones, anniversaries and birthdays to share.
Some of us started on new journeys- kindy, high school, the Big C.
We all survived. Some flourished. Others not so much.
There were new beginnings and completed tasks, some more enjoyable than others.
Then there were friends. There were friendships and love like I have never known and never dreamed of experiencing. Thank goodness for all of you dear, kind ones who gave me so much support and gentle words and foot massage and tissues when it all got too much. You know who you are. Some lived over the road and others over the ocean. You all live a little closer now.
It's time to take a deep breath and start again. There will be new adventures, beginnings and undertakings. Very little could shock me as much again but I don't think I will ever take anything for granted again either. The details are so precious. It is in the mundane that we find the constant truths of what makes us human and keeps us amused and together and real. The big stuff rolls over us in a tidal wave of mayhem and moves on.
Let's hope 2013 is a lucky number for us all.
New beginnings, smooth sailing, all clear....