Blogging In The New Year
I'm sitting here in my newly rearranged den, my Dad contentedly watching football with just a little brownie on his face... my Mom talking loudly to my sister in the guest room, and two out of three children sound asleep downstairs... and I am content.
God has been good to us. In 2010, the Boemers moved to Georgia. A lot of other things happened, but that is the one thing I believe we will remember about 2010 when we look back over it in years to come.
My children have grown considerably over this past year... my baby boy turned 8. That astonishes me. Has it really been that long since the test was positive? Since we drove away from the hospital feeling like someone was gonna pull us over and ask us if we had a license to parent? Since we figured out that they don't break that easily and how to get poo out of just about anything? Since we found out that our little guy was gonna be a brother? And then found out the Boemer boys were gonna have a sister?
A lot of the changes in Tres, Bryant, and Ava Sophia have been physical: losing teeth, getting taller, longer hair, transitioning from diapers to panties. But a lot of them have been emotional. Learning that brothers and sisters are forever... that you can't get rid of them even if you wanted to. Realizing that even if your family lives a couple of hour away, you can still see them (thanks to skype) and talk to them... and even plan fun filled trips to visit and be visited.
It's been an interesting time for me. One of the more valuable lessons I've learned has been that it's okay to walk through a valley, as long as I know that God is with me. This has been the year of details for me... and God has shown up in every single one. From the price of our house, to the fact that one of Tres's classmates lives across the street. I've made some new friends, and I get the sense that they are life long ones. Women after God's own heart. We started attending, and shortly after joined, The Church at Chapel Hill. Man what a difference that makes... we have a base now. A support group.
But enough of looking in the rearview mirror! I'm excited about 2011. I know God has us and is with us. Now and always, He remains smack-dab-in-the-middle.