This day, one year ago, really seems like a life time ago. Around this time last year, about to start 2013, we had just announced to our families we were adopting and trusting God to show us where in the world our baby was. Boy did he show us! Just 4 months into our adoption journey and just 4 quick months into the new year, we saw our son’s face for the first time. I can remember that moment so clearly, can remember those emotions so vividly. It just amazes me.
We have had lots of ups and downs in 2013. It wasn’t quite the year that I had hoped for, but in so many ways it was infinitely better. This year was a year to educate ourselves to be better parents, to focus on our marriage, to invest in our friendships, learn to wait on God’s timing, focus on worrying less, growing my business, leaving our first home and moving to our forever home. So instead of focusing on what all didn’t happen in 2013, I choose to concentrate on the good.
The best of the year ended with learning that we will get to meet our SON just after the new year!!!! This day… this day that part of me never thought would actually happen. This day that we have been preparing and learning and growing how to parent this amazing little 18 month old baby. It is actually about to happen!! In just a few weeks, we will be meeting our son for the first time. I truly cannot believe it!!! Yesterday was a complete blur as we shared with our family and friends and the FaceBook world the news that we had been holding our breath to hear. We will be leaving and spending a week in Seoul, South Korea. Getting to visit with our Davis, meet the amazing woman that has been raising and loving our son, tour this wonderful city to learn a whole new culture! What an incredible adventure that we are about to go on so very soon!
As we move into 2014 (!!!!!), I decided to write down some things that are important to me. Things that I want to focus on in this new year. Not resolutions so much…but just things to focus on in the coming year. So here they are!
— embrace being still
— worry less
—focus on love & joy
—enjoy each day
—nurture important relationships
—push my creative boundaries in photography
—continue to exercise/eat healthier
—cherish these moments as a new mom
It has been really enlightening to really think about what is important in my life and actually write them down!! Y’all should really do it!
Today was totally meant to blog a year in review for RWP. I have picked one images from all of my sessions and weddings this year to show, but with the good news about our little guy, it will come another day!! So stay tuned! Happy 2014 and be safe out there tonight!!