No matter how bad things were in the past, I would always look forward to the coming year with hope. 2006 was a good year for me on the whole, so I have more things to look forward to in 2007. I know things can only get better.
My son continues to grow before my very eyes, and each day is a new revelation. Alan and I are now on our 6th year of marriage which is quite a feat for Alan and almost as good as my longest relationship in terms of length of time, but definitely better in terms of quality and strength. Alan and I have had our challenges this year but we have come out stronger and better partners, lovers and friends.
My parents continue to enjoy good health, and once more, I have been blessed with Mom’s presence in Angel’s life. Although 2007 sees her leaving us for good, I have at least 6 months of the year to make the most of the grandmother-grandson bond that they share.
I was blessed to have had the chance to take two important journeys — the first being my homecoming after almost 4 years of being away in April of this year (my last trip home was in December 2002), and then my return trip to Paris in late November. While I know it is asking for a lot to hope for another trip home in 2007, who knows? All I can think of is that my father is advancing in years and I never know when the phone will ring with bad news about his health. Nothing can really make me get used to missing my siblings who all are back in Manila.
I have spent a year with the new boss who has definitely made me look at work in a different manner. For the past year, I have never gone to work with dread or anxiety. We have finally gotten into the groove of working together and I can say we have gotten to know each other better in the last 12 months to make the next 12 something to look forward to.
I may not have done as much as I had wanted to for myself, and I know I have fallen short of many of my personal goals — but goals unmet cannot measure to the other unexpected achievements I have made so I am not disappointed. Things will take care of themselves — they always have because He takes care of me and my family.
Here’s to another blessed year ahead for all of us!