first of all, you look great. that new moisturizer is definitely working.
but back to my letter (squirrel!).
for someone who is seemingly never silenced, i find myself at a loss for words when attempting to express just how much your 365 days have completely changed my life for the better. i mean, you kicked-off with a trip to australia and will finish with the most perfect new year’s eve celebration spent toasting almond champagne and kissing my love (<– you deserve a medal for dropping that one into my life about halfway through) at midnight.
2015 has some BIG shoes to fill, let’s just say that.
so to give proper credit where credit is due, i want to thank you for everything that has transpired between your bookends. for every last triumph or trial, laugh or tear. for the busy seasons and for the seasons of rest (those seemed to be few and far between). for the challenges and for the sense of “i got this” that ultimately came to proceed it. for surrounding me with the most amazing batch of humans i could have ever asked for -shared DNA or not. thank you for new opportunities and for pushing me out of my comfort zone and for hair that is well past my rib cage. thank you for countless cute outfits and delicious meals and for fulfilling a life-long dream of wearing a britney mic. thank you for the lessons learned and the heartaches mended and the “i told you so” moments when i finally realized that everything really does happen when it’s supposed to and that the best things in life come unexpectedly and are worth the wait.
but mostly, thank you for reminding me of how good i have it. i am blessed beyond measure and i pray i never lose sight of that, even when the tenure of your reign has ended. so as a tribute to you, the highlight reel of your past 12 months:
in january i:
went to australia.
in february i:
in march i:
and got busy in the kitchen:
in april i:
talked about how maybe the best hadn’t happened yet (turns out i was a prophet)
in may i:
in june i:
in july i:
met the love of my life (you now know him as S)
(hey that rhymes!)
in august i:
did a lot of traveling –
in september i:
in october i:
in november i:
and finally, in december i:
2014, you’ve been one helluva year. and i seriously can’t thank you enough for all of the fun we’ve shared over the past 365 days. enjoy your much needed break. it’s 2015’s time to step up to the plate.
clear eyes, full hearts, and love always,