Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Goodbye 2007, hello 2008

I sit here, with the laptop on my lap, pondering this first post of 2008. 2007 was by far the hardest year of my life, and helped me grow stronger as a person, a wife, a mother, a daughter and a sister. Each part of me was put to the test this year in one way or another. If someone had told me this time last year what 2007 had in store for me, I would have laughed. It was this time last year that Rob and I decided to actively investigate this company that kept harrassing him to work for them, the Northwest Company. By April we decided we would accept the job, by May the house was sold and all our belongs were dispursed between friends and family and Metro Self Storage, and by June 1st we were in NWT. We have grown much stronger as a family because of this move, and even with everything that has happened I wouldn't change our decision to move here. We have made some great friends since being here, both in person and through the many "blogger" friends we have made. We have learned the invaluable lesson of patience and tolerance by living where we do. November 2007 turned out to be the hardest month of our lives, and it has made us realize we need to cherish what we have and enjoy everyday to it's fullest.

Now, as 2007 has ended and 2008 has begun, we will be making extra effort to enjoy what we have while we still have it. 2008 already holds many unknowns for us, and I can say for sure that this time next year we won't be here. We do not know where we will be, which is exciting in itself. We have a very special visitor coming to stay with us in 17 sleeps and will be here for a month. Rob has at least one adventure he will be taking by himself when he will be running a store for a period of time while that store manager is on holidays (called a relief). Due to Colby's schooling we will not be going with him. We will then be heading back to NS and then NL in June, and after that we anticipate we will be transferred to another location as Rob's training will be completed and he will be ready for his own store. That in itself will be a new adventure as Rob leaves the role of manager-in-training to store manager. It will be a very adventure packed 12 months. But, as all who read this blog know, it will all be posted here for all to read and share with us.

Happy New Years to all of you, thanks for making us part of your regular reading.

9 comments:

mom/ nanny said...

happy new year also and yes 2007 has thrown us all for a wide awakeing especially me. Life will never be the same again.

Jen said...

It would be so cool if we ended up in your next community! I know how you feeling though, not knowing where you are going, a little exciting...and a little irritating.

Valentina said...

HAPPY 2008 TO ALL 4 OF YOU!
Big hugs from Italy, Val, Mike and Lily

Kate Nova said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you have lots of adventures in store.

Anonymous said...

Happy New year and all the best in 2008
Mary Lou, Mike, Raymond and Robert

nadinebc said...

Happy New year and all the best in 2008!

Anonymous said...

Your right in soooo many ways.....we need to make the most of what we have now.....make the moments count.....and laugh every chance we get.

We miss and love you guys......

Genevieve, Adam, and Adelle

Anonymous said...

Here's to new starts and fresh outlooks.

Kelly

Denise said...

Life is truly an adventure, and we can choose to hold on tight for the ride, or wait for the ride to end. The former is much more fun! (and difficult, and crazy-making...) We love reading about your new nothern life and wish you the very best in 2008, whatever it brings.
love,
Denise and Andy