Monday, January 4, 2010

2010, the new decade..

Remember how excited we were for 2000? The y2k thing, computer people scrambled for back ups, the skeptics packed water and extra canned goods in their house/basement/garage. We could finally play Prince's "Party like its 1999" and mean it...Now here we are at 2010.. Yikes!
As we start of the New Decade and year I want to jot share how grateful I am for the great people in my life. I am blessed to have more than I ever dreamed possible.
I am grateful for so much in my life even as I struggle to make peace with the fact that no matter what we do life is short. It seems to go into fast forward after high school and now I can't help but try to slow down the clock. I turn around and see Missy growing up so fast..the memories of her as a small infant fading into the dark places in my mind.. Instead of my baby, I see facial expressions of a future rebellious teenager. I hear her sing songs with emotion beyond her years.. I want to freeze the frame and drink in her scent, capture her dimples and stroke her hair..She is a precious and precocious little person.. How lucky am I to be her mom? I prefer to say "blessed"..
I am so blessed with a great family..I am closer to my brother than most siblings I know.. Arthur is now an uncle. He is still athletic and funny. He makes me think about things from a different perspective and we can almost agree to disagree..My mom and I are on the phone daily and constantly.. We grew up together and can share books and music. She is a fabulous 50 and I love her..My cousins are more than that title. I can call them for random thoughts, favors or just to catch up..They love Missy too and that makes my heart swell with joy..
My hubby, well as I have always said "he is perfect and wonderful for me." I believe that with every bone in my body.. He is everything a great husband and dad should be. I am thankful that he puts up with me and loves me inspite of all my shortcomings.
Last but not least, I have some amazing and dear friends. There are only a few but thankfully they are all I have needed..Friends that have been in my life for years and whom I know I can count on for a laugh, a shoulder to cry on, a ear to hear my rambling, or to read my little blog.. You know who you are..
I can't wait for the next decade worth of stories and memories..
Namaste,
Alex

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't have said it better. You're awesome. Miss ya!

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