January 1, 2013

by Heather on January 1, 2013

Let’s be honest here:  there’s so much I could say right now to talk about the things I’ve learned/done/said/had/been thankful for/regretted doing or not doing/etc in 2012.  Trust me, there’s a lot there.


But next to marrying my best friend almost 6 years ago, the biggest blessing of my entire life came to us in March 2012, and it feels like everything Nate and I have both learned/done/said/had/been thankful for/regretted doing or not doing/etc in 2012 is centered around this little man:


I feel like I say it all the time, but I had no idea – not.a.clue – how much I would love being a mother.  It beats any other job or career I ever imagined for myself, and my hopes and resolutions for the new year are centered around being a woman that Weston can look up to, a woman who lives with grace, faith, joy, happiness, and beauty.  A woman who isn’t afraid of resolving conflict in a Godly manner, who doesn’t shy away from improving who she is, who doesn’t become lazy, but who also knows how to rest well.  A woman who does what she can to make sure that she’s there for her family as long and as well as possible.


My goals are centered around being a Proverbs 31 woman in everything I do, which I know sounds fairly vague to some, daunting to others, and maybe even a little weird.  Trust me, I feel all that too!  But I believe that God has placed that verse on my heart to pray through and live out, and so that’s the goal.  I promise to share with you guys in more detail later what that means to me and how I plan on going about doing it all without tearing my hair out, but today?  Today let’s live in utter thankfulness for the blessing of a new year.  For the promise of new life.  For the gift of salvation.  And in love for the people in our lives (including ourselves!).


I love you guys.  Even though we’ve never met I love you and – believe it or not – I pray for you every day!


much love,



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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jen of My Tiny Oven January 1, 2013

Happy New Year to you!! Wishing you much happiness in 2013! I love your blog and can’t wait to keep reading and eating in 2013!


2 Urban Wife January 1, 2013

I love everything about this. :)


3 axelle the french cook January 2, 2013

When I had my children, I’ve learned to relativize a lot of things… Career was the first. I still work, but my children will always come in first. Always.
Children will bring you so much joy and happiness. But so much fears too. Having children, I’ve learn to think to them before thinking of myself. And because of that, I’m scared about a lot of things, now.
Anyway, if I had to do it again, I would do it without problem.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Heather. Keep on writing :)


4 Monica January 2, 2013

Absolutely beautiful. And I So relate. Love your heart.
Weston is a lucky little boy…and in just a few years he’ll be telling you so!


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