A New Year’s Eve Wish

at navy pier in 2012

Ringing in 2012 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

A year ago on this very day, I was ringing in the new year with my boyfriend of three months on Navy Pier. Today, I eagerly await 11:30, when I’ll join this same man — my husband — for a New Year’s Eve walk to ring in what’s sure to be another adventure-filled, life-changing year. I love you so very much, Mr. B, and I cannot wait to see where this next year takes us.

Life is full of wonderful, interesting surprises that change your whole world. Mr. B was one of them, and 2012 was most definitely our year. Above all, this year will go down in the B Family History Book as one filled with love and laughter and light. It also will be one that taught me an important lesson:

Be open to life’s surprises because you can’t always plan wonderful — sometimes it just finds you, and if you’re too busy planning, you just might miss it.

I promise that my annual year-in-review post is coming. Just not yet — there’s still some living left to do in 2012.

But, for now, I leave you with this:

A wish for a new year full of laughter and light, new adventures and memories, hope and faith. And love, always love.

Tell me, what did 2012 mean to you? And what are you most looking forward to in 2013?

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