In September the baby came. And I delivered him naturally, and I learned a lot about myself. I gained a lot of self-confidence. And I am finally a mother. And I love this new calling. I love it. Hubby and I both love it. It's the best thing there is, parenthood.
We've also knew for a while that it was highly likely that Hubby would have to deploy sometime this year. And he did. Just recently. And now The Little Pirate and I are staying with my parent's in Arizona. Our little world is still a bit topsy, turvy. We're trying to get into a routine, but we're not quite there yet, which is why my blogging is so hit and miss at the moment.
This also meant that the whole Christmas season was kind of pushed to a back burner for us. We didn't have decorations. I never did get that chance to just sit and think on things in the glow of tree, which is one of my very favorite things to do, because we didn't have a tree.
And so I'm doing it now. Without the tree. Without the lights. And a week after Christmas. But I am so thankful for this year, for what I've learned about myself, for this new baby that has blessed our life. We are truly blessed.
And I've been thinking about what I'd like to give the Savior for Christmas this year. And all I've been able to come up with, that I know I can for sure follow through on, is a study of His life this year. Get better at reading the scriptures. Get better at serving my neighbors. And try to be a little more grateful for my current situation. Especially because I chose it.
I chose it.