Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking Back and Looking Forward, Happy New Year's Eve

Tape balloons in all sizes to the wall. Perfect for a celebration or New Year's Eve party. Bubbles that never go flat.  #greatgatherings 

 By Patricia

If you are like me and most people I know, 2012 was a mix of the good and the bad, the everyday and the far from ordinary day.
I have come so far emotionally in this year, and I am proud of myself for growing wiser, growing a heart that is no longer broken, and finally seeing a future that I am looking forward to.
It is very hard to know how much one should put out there on your blog, how much to share about your personal life and how it effects your family, but this post feels right to me.

I have mentioned here before that my very long marriage ended eighteen months ago, and it was as painful and traumatic as one could imagine. And the holidays do bring up memories of the happy years that we all shared as a family.
But you can also drown in those memories if you are not careful. One of my New Year's resolutions is to remember that my children and grandchildren need to maintain a relationship with their father/grandfather, and it is really none of my business. That despite whatever I may feel, I need to support and encourage this. Not that this is easy by any means for me to do, but it is the right thing to do, and so I will try harder.

There is so much to be thankful for that came out of the end of my marriage, and I try to see what those things are every day. I look forward to making 2013 a better year for myself in so many ways, including some changes here on this blog.

Thank you for reading here at Popcorn and Pearls, and may you have a happy and safe New Year with the ones you love.

Photo via Everything Fabulous


  1. Wishing you the best and most fulfilling new year!

    1. Thank you so much for reading here, Betty. I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy 2013. Happy New Year!!!

  2. This post made me cry happy tears! :) Beautifully written!