In 2013 I don't want new clothes, or fancy jewelry, or even shoes!
Hard to believe, right? I'm serious.
Here's what I want in 2013:
I want TJ to tackle his challenges with determination and drive. I want him to struggle, for within struggle is growth. I want him to laugh more. He has the greatest laugh. And I want him to feel proud of who he is.
I want Peter to challenge himself every day, to not give up, and continue to grow into the sweet sensitive young man he already is. I want him to not hurt so much, and feel things so strongly, that it stops him from taking chances. I want him to continue being goofy - his smiles are like magic. And I want him to know that TJ is no more his responsibility than he is TJ's responsibility.
I want Sean to continue to find the humor amongst the daily stresses, and to do more things for himself for fun. I want him to ski more. I want him to feel spoiled, and to know that he is the greatest husband and father there is.
As for me, I just want to not fall down as much and get hurt. That's deep, when you think of it, except that I mean that literally. I really took some knocks this past year. My ankle still acts up.
So no, this is not going to be the year of Lauren. This is just going to be a year. And I hope that for my family, and for yours, that it is one filled with love and laughter and snapshots of memories that last forever.
And if a new pair of shoes is, indeed, in my future, then so be it.