Make plans now to attend events in Oconee, Barrow, Athens, Grayson and Dacula and ring in 2013.
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Becoming a parent changes everything but mostly New Years Eve.
The clock struck midnight as I cradled my newborn son in my arms. He was only 8 days old when the New Year rolled around in 2005. My husband and I sat in our bed, trying to get our starving son to latch on for a feeding. My baby whimpered and fussed as he struggled to nurse, and, before I knew it, all three of us were crying from exhaustion and frustration. Images of my childless friends haunted me. I could just visualize them at various celebrations, confetti in their hair and cocktails glasses clinking as they toasted the New Year. My life as an adult was over and the reality of the sacrafices we make as parents suddenly became all too real. It was a far cry from the New Year's Eve parties I had attended in years past. The ringing in of …