Over the last ten years, Chris & I have had some big moments. Each year seemed to bring with it a new, life-changing event:
2001 - The year we graduated from college
2002 - The year we got married
2003 - The year we bought our first house & started trying to have a baby
2004 - The year we spent doing fertility treatments
2005 - The year I had a miscarriage
2006 - The year we decided to adopt
2007 - The year we adopted Buddy & became parents
2008 - The year we adopted Buster & became a family of four
2009 - The year we bought our second house
2010 wasn't really "the year" of anything. For the first time in a decade, there wasn't one life altering event, either good or bad, that consumed me and defined the year.
We've spent the last ten years working toward the life and the family we have now. Its wonderful, after a decade of change and turmoil, to realize we're finally where we want to be.
For us, the last ten years have been defined by the big moments. I hope the next ten are defined by the small ones, the birthdays and vacations and other typical milestones of family life we've worked so hard to enjoy.