Saturday, December 31, 2011

What a year!

It's been a long time...okay a really, really long time since I've blogged, but there was no way I was going to let this year get away without taking a few minutes to reflect on it.

Right after my last treatment in January, Josh said that this was going to be a great year for us. He was right! This is the first year since 2008 that I can honestly say I'm a little sad to say good-bye to. It's no secret that 2009 and 2010 were the most challenging years of my life (with no other year even coming close :o)). I now know what it is like to have what seems like the worst year of your life to the next being absolutely wonderful. Sometimes it's hard when we are going through tough times to see the "light at the end of the tunnel" that things can get better, but believe me...they can!

This year has been a great year for so many reasons, but mostly just because I got to enjoy it. I wasn't sick or tired from chemo or surgery, I celebrated my first anniversary of being cancer free, we got to go on vacation, I haven't had to miss one single party or leader day at the girls school, God blessed Josh with a new job completely out of the blue. I could go on and on. We have seen blessing after blessing this year and not a single one has gone unnoticed.

I was asked the other day what the highlight of Christmas was for me. My answer was simply just being here. I soaked up every single moment of the day. From the second the girls woke up and their faces lit up when they saw the presents under the tree to the very last second of the night. I didn't let a moment go by without being thankful just for being there in that moment with the people I love.

So as I said I am a little sad to say good bye to 2011, mostly for the fear of the unknown, however I am really excited about what 2012 holds for us. I think it is going to be another really great year and I hope yours is as well! Happy New Year!


  1. Tabitha, I was very emotional when reading your blog. God has been so good to all of us. We are looking forward to a safe, happy and healthy 2012. We need to take time to "smell the roses" and be thankful for the miracles that happen every day. Nama B.

  2. Cheers to a great 2011 for the Gibson family and Cheers to continued health and blessings in 2012! Tabs, I have often heard that we must look for the golden nuggets in each trial! You have certainly done that and have shown others what it means to treasure and cherish each day! You have taught me a lot, my friend!
    Can't wait to see you and those precious girls in the morning!