Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Look Back at 2012...

Happy 2013!
WHAT a year!  For me, 2012 was a year of challenges, loss, gain, surprises, and blessings.  I think the most prominent lesson I learned would have to be that life isn't always what you plan it out to be...and God will never leave you when it isn't what you plan for...HERE goes:

In January, I began my first clinical practicum of graduate school, and had responsibility for four clients!  SO scary AND exciting but God helped me through:)

In February, we lost Cade's Papaw Bill, but we know he is now in a MUCH better place.  We also experienced our first tornado by taking shelter in a Dollar General (that was a pretty funny memory).  

In March, Cade came home from working off in Pennsylvania due to a layoff from his job.  He is now happily employed doing what he loves as a Narcotics Officer while earning his degree in Criminal Justice.  
(SO proud of him!)

In April, we unknowingly were A YEAR AWAY from a baby boy.
WHO knew??

In May, I completed my first and most difficult year of graduate school!  Can't believe how FAST it went by.

In June, Cade and I tried something new that I really hope we can do more this summer: hiking!  It was so nice to be outdoors, enjoy the place we live, and do something together that we can enjoy with our furry family:)

In July, I went to the beach with my two sisters:-)  We had a great time and I am looking forward to many more, hopefully with more family members tagging along as well!

In August, we found out about BABY A!  THIS WAS THE SURPRISE!!!! Life changing moment here!

In September, we lost my Papaw Leonard.  Same as Bill, he is just waiting on all of us in heaven:)

In October, I decided to start this blog and we found out Baby A is a BOY:-)  I really have enjoyed sharing this journey so far.


In November & December, we celebrated our first Thanksgiving and Christmas without our sweet Papaw's and as expectant parents.  We also celebrated our 3rd Anniversary (the last one without another member of our family present!  Craziness!)
AND we seen our sweet baby's face for the first time!

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!
I have to admit that it's pretty sad that we are losing 2012 BUT we are also gaining a whole new year...
A new year to make new memories!  
Excited about what is to come...our new baby boy, the end of grad school, and beginning of new career!  Here is to 2013...
Gonna share my New Year Resolutions tomorrow:)
Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi sweetie,
That was quite a nice recap. Sorry about your losing both your papaw's,
now that is hard, but so thankful to know they are in heaven. What a great hope our Lord has given to us!!
So great knowing it is just so long,
not good bye forever.

Those sonograms are so amazing now.
We have seen the face of our lil grandaughter as well, so neat!
Gotta get over and check out the nursery again, my daughter and her hubby were over at Scott and Megans and she said they have put up the curtains and shelves and some wall words and a lil Christmas gingerbread house that is pink, purple and white we
gave them for christmas. So can't wait to see it. Someone also gave them a really great glider type rocker. Very nice.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful New Year full of blessing after blessing, sweet girl.

Love and Blessings galore,

cassidy adams said...

Hi Nellie,
I hope you had a great Christmas! Aren't the sonograms unbelievable? I can't wait to see more of her nursery! It was already adorable:)
Happy New Year!!