I would like to first welcome you as I am happy to see 2009 go. It was a trying year for our family, with all the changes, expected and unexpected, that it brought us. But you, 2010, have such potential to be grand! You will bring me a personal change , a change I have been secretly wishing and waiting for. And you will bestow on me a momentous birthday that I sheepishly admit I fear. You will bring joyous moments, such as our tenth wedding anniversary. One we are excited silly over!
You will take our babies one year further away from actually being babies and take them one year closer to becoming men. You will take away my second son and send him off to school like the big boy I am not ready for him to be. You see, 2010, it was much easier to send the first one. We waited a year, being a summer birthday and wanting his maturity to ripen a bit, and we were all ready for him to go when it came time. But this one, this one has a different set of charms and I am just not ready yet. My days will be so boring without his world to travel to, and what if his Kindergarten teacher does not want to go to his world with him, will he be ok with that?? You will also move my oldest into 2nd grade. The jump from first to second seems so large, those 2nd graders sure seem big and knowledgeable. And lastly, you will thrust my baby from babydom and make him a full fledged toddler. Those terrible twos will be upon before we know it, banging at our door, begging for him to join. I will do my best to keep him sweet and baby like for as long as I can, but know he has a lot of sibling pressure weighing on him. He already desires to be one of them. Big, smart, with words and questions that stump my brain every day.
You will bring another round of holidays, filled with traditions from the past and excitement over new ones. We hope you will bring us stability, we're not moving this year nor are we looking for new jobs or churches this year. I am terribly excited over this one! I hope you bring us new ideas for family fun and patience. Be kind 2010. Don't change things around here to much, but let us grow where we need to grow and stay where we need to stay.