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..