The New Year Hat: Let Your Light Shine into 2011

2010 was good to us. Very good. We had a baby. A healthy, happy, 9 lb 1.3 oz baby. Our lives changed. Our world became better. Brighter. And more exciting. We lived. We loved. We cried.
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Our daughter has challenged us to become better people. Parents! This year, we did the unthinkable – we survived on no sleep and we’re raising a little woman. We have seen happy tears. Built nursing stations galore. Rocked a baby to sleep until our backs ached and our eyes started to cross from exhaustion. And we have learned that the body is a remarkable thing that can move mountains if you just trust it.
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We thank God that much more. We have seen his work – first-hand and think, How can someone not believe after seeing a baby being born? If you don’t have faith – bummer for you. As for me and my family: we’re on board. In 2011, we’re challenging ourselves to worship more and stress less. Through Him all things are possible.
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Motherhood, just like marriage, has changed me. I still get choked up when I read this poem. It has more meaning to me every day that I live with Kelsey. I look back at the time when I tried so hard to get her to sit up. To sit up. Now, we’re playing the waiting game until she decides to walk. She’s saying more than just “bah bah” now: She is saying words like Hello, Dadda, Mamma, Doggie, Kitty (“kee kee”).
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It deserves repeating: 2010 was good to us. Very good. So, here’s to a wonderful 2011 filled with love, happiness and sparks that ignite your soul, your passion, your drive and your life.
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From my family to yours have a happy and blessed New Year.
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Sparkler image from here.

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