Months in the year. Inches in a foot. Petals in the heart chakra. Tribes of Israel. Olympian Gods. Disciples called by Jesus. Sons of Odin. Knights of the Roundtable. Days of Christmas. Angry Men. Years a Slave. Magnesium on the periodic table. Namesake of the duodenum. Noon and midnight. Steps to recovery.

All 12s. Twelve is a sublime yet semiperfect number.

Twelve o'clock

Happy Birthday to this Blog! Today it’s 12.

Here is a list of my favorite post from each year. Some selections you may find surprising, as they are not the most popular.

Years 1 through 4

Years 5 through 8

Years 9 through 12

These were not easy decisions! It’s like choosing your favorite song. Or food. Or child. I reserve the right to have different favorites tomorrow.

Gratitude for Twelve Years of YOU

Thanks to all of you reading, especially those of you I consider original readers from 2007. I think there are about twelve of you left!

Lori Holden's book cover

Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a teen daughter, writes from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Lori was honored as an Angel in AdoptionĀ® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute.

9 thoughts on “Dozen”

  1. Not sure I’m an original-original reader, but pretty close, I think! šŸ˜‰ I have learned so much from you, Lori! Happy, happy blogoversary, and here’s to many more!

  2. Happy 12th Blogoversary! You are such a great writer that it is hard to choose my favorite posts on your blog.

    I think there are several other important reasons to celebrate the number 12. How about we do it tomorrow?? <3

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