I got stuck in a photo vortex last night (where I found this rooster shot). I'm super organized about blog photos and have them all categorized by date/month/year. When I went back in time - I felt a tremendous sense of comfort to see how life has progressed. 'This time THAT year' kept popping out of my mouth in random recaps. But, it was interesting, but better than that - it was reassuring. Especially when I think about my hands and my health. What seem hard right now - by this time NEXT year, might just be a fuzzy memory.
This time THAT year:
- 2007 - Dan and I were living a dreamy time. Riding bikes and basking in life.
- 2008 - I was painting a wolf on a bridge. With a 4 month old baby.
- 2009 - Our second baby was 4 months old. And we got a puppy!
- 2010 - We were in the middle of a major renovation of our new (one hundred year old) house. We were living out of suitcases here and there. Oh, and we were expecting another baby!
- 2011 - Our third baby was 4 months old. Our house was working and livable. I ran into some internet scoundrels and started something called LINKwithLOVE. We were settling in to the awesomeness that is our neighbourhood.
- 2012 - is NOW. We are a family of 5 with two beastly Frenchies. Our house has become a true home. I love Dan madly. Our neighbourhood is amazing. The girls are lively, healthy and so much fun.
What I learned from looking back - is that there are always things you would change or fix. Sure, there are. The in-the-moment feelings are always more intense... but looking back it's the goodness that stands out. The hardness seems less hard.
This time THAT year...
Today: I finished a painting on Friday (yay!) so I am going to get ready to paint something new. I don't know what that will be yet... but this time NEXT year - I'm sure I'll be happy I painted it.