I love the beginning of a new year. It feels so appealing, like a blank piece of paper, or a freshly made bed. And I feel so ready to dive in!
In many ways this year has been a really difficult one. Five miscarriages, the loss of my beloved grandfather, health issues, and a lot of uncertainly and anxiety. I am hoping that 2018 will be a gentler year for our family, and I am looking forward to finding ways to embrace the uncertainty as I rebuild strength, both emotionally and physically.
But it has also been a wonderful year. The losses we’ve experienced have only made me all the more grateful for Frida, and the huge privilege which comes with calling myself her mother. I feel like I have really hit my stride as a parent this year, no longer clouded and fogged by sleep deprivation which marked the first 18 months of Frida’s life. Watching her turn two and flourish from a toddler into a child has been magical, and I can’t wait to see what adventures await us next year. I also end the year profoundly grateful for my husband’s unwavering support and love, and that of our families.
I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your comments, messages, and emails. They have each meant so much to me. I know I haven’t been able to reply to every single one, and I am very sorry if yours was a message which fell through the cracks.
Thank you so much for reading Frida Be Mighty, and following along on our journey. I wish you all the happiest of years to come, and look forward to sharing our year with you.
Happy New Year!