Last January, I started trying to remember the things that I've learned over the past year. It can be easy to forget those lessons learned, especially when they're not pleasant memories to start with. So here it goes...what I've learned in 2008......
January - Sometimes the scariest decisions end up being the best decisions.
February - Middle school baseball players have better aim and strength than one might think.
March - It's better to make sacrifices when you're young so that you can enjoy life to the fullest later on.
April - Dave Ramsey has some good points. Maybe I should've listened to him a long time ago. Live like no one else, so that later on, you can live like no one else.
May - It's very scary to see your little boy so sick that he can't even talk. Treasure the good moments because things can change in an instant. Also, budgets don't make themselves at work and it's a long process to get to the finished product.
June - Year Ends at work come much faster when you're the one in charge.
July - Sometimes the most simple birthday parties are the ones your kids remember the most.
August - Again, things can change in an instant and it's better to just go with the flow than to worry day and night about those things that you can't change.
September - If you don't defend your family, no one else will. What you believe in your heart is usually the instinct you should go with.
October - People do learn from their mistakes. It's okay to give second chances.
November - Sometimes people are just there for a season of your life and it's okay to admit that. Listen to your husband. Sometimes he might actually know what he's talking about!
December - Christmas is best enjoyed with those you love in the eyes of a child. While presents are nice, seeing others enjoy Christmas because of something you helped achieve is much more enjoyable.
I think it's nice to reflect on those things we've learned. Thank you all for being a part of our life this year. You've taught us a lot and I know we'll continue to learn on this journey of life.