That's how I'm going into 2012. I've learned and been through so much that I no longer say "good riddance" to the previous year. Without the previous year I wouldn't be where I am today. Good or Bad. In my head I should have been in a big house in Lake Forest with an adoring husband and maybe 10 kids (ala the Duggars) while I am a stay-at-home Mom. Instead I'm a single Mom in an apartment with no husband and only 4 kids. Not what I planned but let's face it. If I hadn't ended up in this place in life, my Faith would have NEVER increased 100 fold. There's something to be very thankful for.
I'm not much for resolutions because mine are basically the same every year. So instead here are some goals I am pretty sure I can attain:
- attending the Seminary
- taking a trip to Florida over Spring Break to let my sister's ashes go on a beach the way she always wanted
- potty training Petey
- having more fun with girls than should be allowed
- moving/buying a house/condo
- getting in shape
The girls and I found a condo we really, really want. I can't buy a house until I'm 3 years out from the sale of my house/foreclosure. That's Oct. 29 of 2012. It's for rent. And I think I can afford the rent for a year. My lease doesn't end until Apr. 1. I just have to keep praying that it's God's will that we end up there. Here's the link:
I actually lived in that complex when my parents first moved to Louisville in 1983. The outside isn't much but the inside is gorgeous!! We love it!
So that's it. Happy New Year's Eve!!!