I don’t have any specific resolutions for tonight. Some years I do, other times I don’t, but in general I strive to be a better version of myself, do more for the glory of God, and make it a point to learn from the various experiences, good and bad, of the year before.
With or without a bullet point list, this new year marks a significant change for my family as we have 11 days before we move across the country from California to Georgia.
I had trouble sleeping last night. Alexandra slept inside the crib in her room, and for the first time since conception she wasn’t within arms reach of mommy. I’m proud of her growth and the hubby and I are well aware of how blessed we are to have such an amazing sleeper, but it seems like we’re at this point way too quickly. Sigh. I didn’t exactly feel ready for this transition, but I knew it was time. The discomfort will fade and I’ll eventually embrace the change, because what matters is that she knows I’m close and I know she’s safe. Besides, only a wall separates us, and like the grace and stealth of a gazelle I can spring into action whenever she needs me. 😉 Ahhh, the mom journey continues!
Change is uncomfortable. I sometimes wonder why this always seems to be the case, but I guess we wouldn’t be able to recognize a difference if it felt like everything else. It’s nice to be in a familiar place, but with familiarity often comes complacency. It’s good to stretch ourselves out of our comfort zones, and this is often the first step toward living the life you’ve always dreamed of.