Choose one word.
Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why. Imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?
Literally, I grew a child and grew while incubating that child. Less literally, my world grew when that child was born, my capacity for everything grew as I learned to be his parent, my appreciation and gratitude for the people in my life grew, my perspective grew, my *ss grew… lots of growth.
I love growing, even when it pains me.
The best part about having a kid is that he is awesome. I mean, really, this group of cells turned into a fantastic personality. Amazing. My favorite moments have been those he has forced upon me: quiet in the middle of the night, a sigh just before he falls asleep, the fun he finds in things like playing bicycle and seeing his dad. He knows joy and now so do I.
This next year is going to be fantastic.