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When I was young, single and new to adult life I always looked forward to each new year that came. It meant new opportunities, a fresh start and getting closer to my goals like finishing school, starting my career and making a decent income! I have recently been thinking of what I'm most looking forward to for 2017, and although there are several things to be excited about, the truth is I'm actually not looking forward to a new year!
A new year for me means another year older my son becomes, and another year closer to an age where he won't need me as much. Another year of time with him gone, and another year closer to the day he moves away from home! To be honest with you each year that passes by terrifies me. I don't want the days to come when Atlas won't fit in my lap, or won't want to be held! The thought of it just hurts and although I am so looking forward to many more adventures with him, I sometimes wish I could just pause time. I am truly enjoying the age is his now and I don't want him to get any older. He will be turning four in 2017 and I feel like we literally just had his 3rd birthday party. Time with him is going by too fast and that is why I'm not exactly looking forward to a new year.
As moms we all know the daily struggle! It seems there is always something to clean up or someone to feed, and you are always the one needed to do it! I often get so overwhelmed each day trying to keep up at home, at work, with my family and on this blog. Some days my mom life just seems impossible to tackle because too many people need me, but I've come to realize that this won't last forever and it's time for me to embrace it!
Some days my mom life just seems impossible to tackle because too many people need me, but I've come to realize that this won't last forever and it's time for me to embrace!
This year my goal is to embrace being needed by my son, my husband, my coworkers and my family. I want to specifically focus on being needed by my son, well because he will truly only need me for a short while, and I want to be there... truly there for every moment of it. Each year he grows more independent and I must cherish these special years God has given me to love and care for him each and every day, because one day these years will be gone. I encourage all moms to do the same, and to take that extra minute to read one more bedtime story, give one more kiss and let them crawl into bed for as many morning snuggles as you can get! These sweet days with our children won't last forever and let's embrace being needed in 2017!
We made some great memories in 2016 and some of my favorites include meeting my niece Madison Rose for the first time, watching my husband graduate from the police academy, and taking an amazing family getaway to Galveston beach with my two favorite boys! There were so many great memories, both highs and lows, and I love looking back at all the old blog posts I made here on The Titan Adventures as a way to try and celebrate the end of the previous year and the beginning of a new!
So now with a heavy heart I'm officially ready to say goodbye to 2016 and here is a roundup of my favorite posts of 2016, one for each month!
What a great year we had! I'd love to hear from you and your thoughts about the new year. Do you get sad thinking about each year that passes or do you stay positive and look forward to your little's getting one year older? Please leave your thoughts with us in the comments below!