... the year of exploration. Of flying half-way across the world to stay in a foreign land that spoke a foreign language.
It was a year of learning how to live amidst the changing seasons. Of savouring the colours of fall and the scents of spring, and managing the chills of winter.
It was a year of exploring Europe. Where we got to see beauty and grandeur, soak up history and culture, and try all sorts of food.
More importantly, it was a year of travelling together as a family. Of learning how to live together and grow together, no matter where we were.
It was a year of growth. Of seeing this boy hurtle to becoming a four year old, full of chatter and ideas, still obstinate, still learning how to manage his emotions.
It was a year of loving another little one, and savouring those baby moments, which are so fleeting and precious.
And again, it was a year of learning. Of reading lots of books, and learning about the world around us. Of creating with lots of cardboard. Of being humbled and learning how to cope without help, and learning to say "I'm sorry". It was a year of making new friends (both over here, and back in SG through the mum blogger's group), a year of learning how to cook. It was a year of tiredness, and yet, a year of joy.
I am very thankful for all that 2012 has brought, just as we were thankful for all that God gave us in 2011. And most of all, we are thankful for God's providence through this year, and how He has kept us, and loved us through it all.
What are you thankful for in 2012?
Join us in giving thanks this December! Details and the list of thankful topics are in this post. (If you are writing more than one post in a week, do include the date of your post when you add your linky!)