2012 You Win!
I have been sitting here for the past couple of days thinking about how do I write a creative post for my first review of a past year I have read over many blogs and have seen how many people have done their review, but I want to try and be somewhat original in my post. I am still working on trying to find my blogging voice as many have said but I just started this blog fully a couple of months ago so I think that it will be coming so watch out!
This year has definitely been filled with its ups and downs. We found out earlier this year that we were expecting our second child, as you know this was a huge point of excitement for Censie and I. The pregnancy was not easy by any means but we welcomed Teagan on 10/20/12 and she is a beauty. I consider myself very blessed to be the father to two wonderful children. Now next years blog could be about the challenges of having two children and all that those things mean.
Jude had a good year, even had his first broken bone. Have to love how kids want to put their fingers in doors. The way that Jude is I have a feeling that we will probably be at the doctors for these types of things in the past. He is pure boy and likes to be rough and tumble. We celebrate his second birthday with a train themed birthday party, he loves his "Choo-Choos". We were lucky enough to have my parents come out for the birthday party and Jude loved having both of his Grrrrmama's and Pa's at his birthday party.
Sadly we lost my Papa three days before Teagan was born. This was a difficult and trying time for me. I was very saddened by the lost of my Papa but then also taking in the excitement of my daughter being born. We knew that he had been sick for quite some time, but as everyone knows it does not make the passing any easier. I continue to miss him and wish that he could have been here longer but know that he is watching over my family and I an is no longer in pain.
The last couple of months of this year as you can tell kicked our family's butt. We had the death, the birth, the funeral, then Censie got sick and needed surgery, then I got sick and ended up in the hospital. Censie's surgery went well and she was able to recover but during that time my Ulcerative Colitis flared up and I ended up in the hospital again. We decided to move forward with the surgery option at this point for my Ulcerative Colitis and had a plan and were hoping to make it through the Holidays. We made it to the 27th and then I ended up in the hospital again that is where this great post is being written from.
This year has been very tough for health but the good news is that it seems like we will be starting 2013 moving forward. I will be having a total proctocolectemy on January 9th. Now I know that this is going to have its challenges because I will have a permanent Ostomy, a "Crap" bag as Censie calls it. I am ready for these challenges and am ready to be healing and not just trying to maintain without any success. This illness has run my life for the last three years and I am ready to grab life back and take it and run.
I am so excited for this upcoming year of hopefully good health and being able to have a life again. Censie and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year, it is amazing! We are trying to find something special to do. I am hoping that we will be able to go up to the mountains more this summer with the family so that I can go fishing with Jude and teach him about my love of fishing. I am excited to see my family grow and the children grow upand be more active with us. I have a lot to smile about despite some of the low points of this year. I hope that everyone has an amazing new year and a great 2013!!