2010 is coming to a close, and what do I have to say about it? It’s about stinkin’ time!!! Looking from inside out I have to say that this has been probably the hardest year Jarrod and I have been through. Raising a baby (especially one of Jesalyn’s standards) on one income has not been fun. It’s been stressful to all heights. We’ve had to make a lot of adjustments and go through a lot of things. And while we got through them (coming out stronger and better parents) I’m ready for it to end. I’m ready for the stress to go away. I’m ready to have a year where I can buy birthday presents for people, and be able to get my friends and family Christmas presents. I’m ready to stop putting things on my credit card and see that $0 balance again.
I know that there are two sides to every coin and if I step outside of the situation and look in, I can see a lot of good from this year too. I see a year of Jesalyn getting to spend every day with her daddy and not having to go to a day care with strangers. I see a year of getting to travel back to Illinois when we want because we only have one work schedule to plan around. I see lessons learned. Lessons learned on how to save money and use coupons, and most importantly, lessons learned on patience and faith.
All this to say, 2011 bring it on! I’m trying to have good vibes and faith that Jarrod will find a job and things will be “normal” again…whatever that means.