Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcome Twenty-Ten! (Can I Get an Amen?).

I went to bed at 9:45pm last night (quite the party animal I know). Part of me felt like I should stay up just to make sure that 2009 was ushered out, the door locked firmly behind it. What a year. There were some highlights for sure. Max made amazing progress. Cam changed from a baby to a little individual before our eyes. I was selected as Mabel's Labels Official BlogHer Correspondent, participated in the Autism Speaks walk in Toronto, witnessed the miracle of life, and braved my college reunion. But when I look back at 2009, I will always remember it as our first year of dancing with Autism. Wading through the bureaucratic muck trying to get Max funding. Feeling like the only people who really got what we were going through were stuck in the muck with us.2010 will be a better year. In fact, 2010 is going to kick 2009's butt. I'm not discounting the good stuff, but I am looking forward to topping it with even better stuff. I'm not big on resolutions, but for 2010 I am aiming to keep life calm and balanced. I know Max will continue to have amazing progress (he seems to have new words daily at this point). I know Cameron will continue to amaze and astonish us. I need to get back to writing on a regular basis. I need to spend more time with my friends. I need to make sure I get some time away by myself to recharge.

So, 2009, don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya. 2010, why don't you take your coat off and stay awhile? Can I get you something to drink?


  1. The first year in the world of is in many ways the hardest. Maybe because you are getting used to being completely hopeful one minute, then discouraged and frustrated the very next minute. Strangely, you get a bit used to that after a while. in fact, you come to expect it so it is less shocking. The first year is also hard because, as you mention, you learn that no one really gives a crap except other parents who are also members of the club you don't want to be in.
    Blogher was definately a highlight!!

  2. I surely hope 2010 is a better year for us, too. Maybe the door to 2009 will be dead-bolted. lol. :) Happy New Year. :)