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2011 —-> 2012

December 30, 2011

I can not believe 2011 is over. Can’t.

This was a year for me. A YEAR.

I turned 30. Which was a really big deal for me. I had this irrational fear of turning thirty. I still sometimes look in the mirror and the wonder of it hits me. I’m thirty. I think the reason it was so hard for me was because I wasn’t exactly in the place I thought I would be when I turned thirty. But is any of us?

I also had a miscarriage in October. Not my finer days. I hope hope hope that 2012 is the year Keith and I can finally get pregnant and sustain the pregnancy. Even if our little baby doesn’t come until 2013….I hope 2012 is the year we have a healthy pregnancy. And really that is my sole wish for 2012. That is all I want. In Hawaii, Keith and I got leis and the man who gave them to use said that you should never put a lei on yourself. Instead he told me and Keith to both make a wish for each other and put the leis around the other person’s neck. We both had tears in our eyes because we both wished the same thing. It was a tender moment and one that I hope comes true for us.

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I started taking medicine and I can happily report that as of last month we successfully had it under control. I see a fantastic endocrinologist whom I love. If you live in the Austin area and need a reccomendation…let me know!

I traveled to London! My mom took me for the said thirtieth birthday. It was amazing. I had a fabulous time and am convinced I could live there. I could go back tomorrow without any hesitation. I also love spending time with my mom. I am working on it but I am still aiming to be like her when I grow up. 🙂

Keith and I took a second honeymoon to Hawaii! We needed it. After having the miscarriage this was the trip that renewed both of us in mind, body and spirit. We came back a happier couple and ready to tackle 2012. I love Keith more than I could ever express and any time I try to put my emotions into words it sounds so inadequate. He is the most amazing man I have ever met and regardless of what happens being loved by him is what gives me peace. After 5 1/2 years of marriage I am still awed that he is my husband.

We put Kodi to sleep. One of the hardest things I think anyone ever has to do is put their animal to sleep. I know it was the right thing to do. After 16 years on this earth his poor body was worn out. But the love you receive from an animal is truly a blessing.

We got chickens! Keith is now an urban farmer. 🙂 We have 5 little chickens running around our backyard daily! Ruby, Lucy, Hazel, Sasha and Rosie. They have really made our life a lot more fun and we have fresh eggs every morning.

So that was 2011. It was a year. I am not going to classify it as good or bad. It just was. And as we move into 2012 and I can honestly say I am at peace with 2011 and am ready.

Happy New Year! May peace, love and joy find you.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2011 9:35 am

    HUGS – 2012 will be one heck of a year, let’s do this!

  2. December 30, 2011 9:41 am

    This actually brought tears to my eyes. Kelly, I wish you so much happiness and I know you will come out so much stronger from all of this. You are amazing and I love your energy! Keep your chin and and here’s to an incredible 2012!

  3. Kelli Young permalink
    December 30, 2011 9:58 am

    I know its been a year of ups and downs, but you’ve made it through with class! Your an amazing person, and I know it (baby) will happen for you this year! I’m so glad your our neighbor, we love you!

  4. December 30, 2011 10:06 am

    2012 is the big 3-0 for me so I would like to just stay in 2011!

  5. December 30, 2011 12:05 pm

    I wish more than anything that you get your 2012 wish, as well. Happy New Year to you and Keith!!

  6. December 30, 2011 12:23 pm

    I love this post. I’m so excited for you guys and the year you have coming up. Sending tons of positive thoughts your way! Have a great weekend and let’s get going 2012!!!

  7. December 30, 2011 1:53 pm

    I am so excited to see what 2012 brings for you and Keith. I did a post like this a few years ago and thought about it this year that I wanted to do it again. So fun to look back on the year – not every memory is a good one but it’s an accomplishment regardless! Love you!

  8. December 30, 2011 2:21 pm

    We put our little man down this year too and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But it looks like you did a lot of other great stuff too, and hope you have even more to be happy about in 2012!

  9. January 2, 2012 10:50 am

    I have Hypothyroidism too!!!!!! I was diagnosed when I was 20….it kind of sucks but at least there is medicine that makes it better!

  10. January 2, 2012 4:52 pm

    You are so inspiring with you candidness, optimism and genuineness that shines through in each post. I wish you all the best in 2012 and look forward to reading all about it.

    ps – I’m trying to talk my husband into chickens. I’ve recruited my daughter to help with the convincing. She is beyond excited about it.

  11. parentingalive permalink
    January 20, 2012 8:25 pm

    Happy to have found you on your journey in life after loss. Sounds like we have a lot of similarities including having been through a miscarriage…and I’m coming to terms with turning 31 so I’m ever OLDER. LOL. I wish you the best on your journey to peace, and glad to see such optimism even in loss.

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