A Year in Reflection

December 31, 2010

This year has gone by in an instant. So much has happened, so much accomplished, so much given and received. There is not a moment that I do not cherish, not a moment that I am not grateful for. Today, as I put on my party shoes and clutch my newly sewn evening bag, I leave this year as a mother of two, and say hello to the next as a mama of three. I have no resolutions to ponder, just an openness to whatever comes.

There have been moments of difficulty, but as I stand on the verge of a new decade, all that I can feel is excitement. Excitement at all that there is to learn, to grow in, to experience. For the first time in a long time, life feels so very whole. I feel that the struggles on this past decade have yielded the most beautiful results, and I am forever grateful for all of the lessons learned. I leave this year peacefully, and step with excitement into the coming unknown.

Happy New Year my sweet friends, and THANK YOU for sharing part of your journey with me. Your encouragement, your guidance and your well wishes have been so powerful, and much needed. I wish you a wonderful and safe New Year.

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Joy December 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Happy new year, Heather! I hope that 2011 has nothing but beauty, love, and wonderfulness in store for you!

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Joy December 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm

PS. That is THE MOST adorable shot of your boys!

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Melissa December 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Happy New Year Heather. I look forward to another year of reading your wonderful blog!

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Anna December 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Wishing you a most joyous and wonderful new year Heather! I have loved coming to this space, learning from you and feeling your peace. And may I just say that you might have the two cutest boys in the world. Oh, my they are just beautiful (just like their Mama).

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Luisa December 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I love visiting your blog you have such thoughtful posts. This was a nice one to end 2010 I'm looking forward to reading 2011 with the crafting, thoughtful posts and the journey into mothering 3. Happy New Years!

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Gabriella December 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Your boys are so beautiful!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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Sunshine Mama December 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Happy New Year! 2011 is going to be such a great year with the new addition to your family! Congrats!

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kelly December 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Happy new Year. What a great year it will be with your new babe's arrival approaching! I like that you are ready for whatever the year will bring

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Sarah Jane December 31, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Blessings to you in the coming year, Heather! What great things it will bring.

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brooke December 31, 2010 at 8:16 pm

mama to three is definitely awesome! I felt the same way this time last year, and still feel so blessed and happy at this year end. I can't believe this year went by so fast.
Happy New Year to you, Heather, one of my favorite women to read about on the internet! Thank you for all your blogging done this year, through good and bad. You are an inspiration, and hope you have a wonderful massage today (read that on your twitter thing on the side!)
2011 will be awesome, in so many ways!

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kyndale December 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Happy New Year Heather! It's going to be a great year and I look forward to you sharing it with us! Hugs!

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Dawn December 31, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Happy New Year! That gratitude that you have for every moment shows through your writing here, and is one of the reasons I love to visit this space.

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Nina - Tabiboo December 31, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Happy New Year to you too Heather and the warmest of wishes for 2011. It's going to be a good year.

Nina xxx

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Gerri December 31, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Happy New Year to you Heather. I wish you much love and joy as you continue this life's journey. You have been a wonderful addition to my life. I'm thankful for you. 😉

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Allegra December 31, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Your boys are beautiful, Heather…as are you! Thank you for for inspiring me and many many blessings for a wonderful 2011.

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agambroult January 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

Happy new year, heather. 2011 promised some wonderful gifts for you and I can't wait to read all about them. :)

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Adrie January 1, 2011 at 1:06 am

Lovely post – Happy New Year!!!

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Kathy January 1, 2011 at 1:31 am

That was a beautiful post, thankyou. I have read your blog often over the last 12 months and occasionallly comment. I want to thankyou for sharing your life. I get so much inspiration from your story and how you mother. I especially liked the recent slow morning post. Wishing you a wonderful birth. I am expecting my second child this month, any day now really. Have a wonderfull 2011 – Kathy, Australia.

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kathy January 1, 2011 at 1:32 am

I just have to add, what a beautiful photograph of your boys!!!

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Ola January 1, 2011 at 10:42 am

Happy new year to you. I am relatively new to your blog and I am really enjoying it. All the best. xxx.

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valarie January 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Happy New Year Heather. Wishing you all of the best in 2011. I'm so glad to come to this space and to know you. You are so special and I cherish all of the ways we spend time together via the internet. Be well!

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emmalina73 January 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Happy New Year! Thanks for being part of my year and for creating such a lovely place to come for a visit. Wishing you all the best in your new adventures!

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kaylovesvintage January 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

wishing you a sparkling and strong 2011

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Tonya January 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm

So many wonderful blessings and more to come – that picture of your son is just beautiful!
Happy New Year Heather.

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Ben Himes January 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Thank you for such a beautiful and inspiring message. Renmember Jer 29:11 – "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope". May God continue to bless you and your family in the coming year and the COMING decade too.

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Kelly January 1, 2011 at 8:47 pm

happy new year!

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Lisa Q January 2, 2011 at 12:13 am

happy new year to you Heather….it's going to be a great year!

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Sachi January 2, 2011 at 1:34 am

Happy New Year to you Heather! You have so much wonderfulness in store for you and your new little one this year!

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Nicola @ Which Name? January 2, 2011 at 4:51 am

Much joy and excitement in this year ahead. Happiest of new year's to you and your sweet growing family, Heather!
Nicola

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Home Baked January 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy new year, Heather. I'm looking forward to "meeting" the new member of your family :o)

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Two Chicks and a Hen January 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Happy New Year! I find your words very inspiring.

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Kerry January 3, 2011 at 3:16 am

A beautiful New Year and new life to you all!

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Larissa January 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Beautifully put heather! Your sons beaming smiles are a testament to all you do! Wishing you and your growing family much peace, joy and light in 2011!

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Julia January 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I'm filled with excitement and hope this New Year too.

I'm glad to have met you in 2010. I wish you much joy and happiness in 2011. Three is a charm when it comes to children although I'm starting to think four would provide perfect symmetry (no three is perfect).

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Angela January 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I can completely relate-much appreciation for the struggles and so much excitement for things to come! Happy New Year!

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Stephinie January 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Happy 2011 Heather :) Many blessings sent your way!

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perches January 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Happy new year! Wishing you & your family so much joy in the year to come :)

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erin January 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Happy New Year & what an exciting one it will be! :-) Your boys are so sweet and adorable. Love those vests. :-)

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dani January 5, 2011 at 4:51 am

Happy New Year! I look forward to getting to know you better through this magical place known as Blog Land.

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lacey January 5, 2011 at 3:56 am

what a beautiful reflection! and 2 to three. i admittedly am a little scared of this transition, so your encouragement is well received!

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Shivayamama January 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I am a bit scared too Lacey, it is amazing how different I think that parenting from 2 to 3 will be. Scary, but so exciting as well. Happy New Year.
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Wendy January 6, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Beautiful shot of your boys. Their vests are great!

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