What a remarkable and memorable yet challenging year it has been! The most significant event was of course VT’s 9-months job posting to Abu Dhabi. Looking back, I didn’t know where I drew the courage and strength to be a single working mum to 3 kids in his absence. VT only got to return for a week’s duration every 2-3 months. That only shows you how incredible women are!!!
On my work front, I’d finally had the courage to change employer after 14 years. It has been 8 months at the new work place and I’m loving every moment of it, so definitely no regrets.
Then of course, our 3 boys grew up by leaps and bounds this year, both physically and mentally. I’d only just recently noticed that Bradley (now 2 years 3mos) can jump very well with his 2 feet off the ground, Brandon can speak very well now despite still using “me” instead of “I” (but it’s so endearing at the same time) and Bryan can rattle off characteristics of each of his Ben 10 toy figurines. Come over and we’ll show you our collection - it’s frightening!
Just over a month ago, I’d announced our impending arrival of bubba number 4 next year. How best to end the year with such wonderful news? I guess the beds in Abu Dhabi and Dubai were really comfy *wink*
In between all these, there were moments of sadness and feeling down and overwhelmed. But I choose not to dwell over petty issues and look ahead instead. And for that, I am looking forward to another memorable and exciting year ahead – year 2012, year of the golden dragon, year of my (and VT’s) personal zodiac.
Happy New Year to everyone!