Saturday, March 23, 2013
I'm sitting in my office going over things at the end of a busy day. My son has turned 18 and is having a few friends over to celebrate. They are a good group of friends and I am so happy that he has them and proud of the people that he has picked to be his friends. It warms my heart to here them in the next room talking and laughing, at one point I know they must be going through one of his old annuals, they are joking with each other about how they used to look and talking about what happened to this person or that.
They are so young, and have so many dreams. I wish I could tell each one of them to hold on tight and not to forget those dreams. And really live your life before you decide to settle down and not to really ever settle for anything. It is such a precious commodity, I hear them talking about a young girl who has committed suicide. I never could and still never can understand a life that is so tormented that one would want to kill themselves, and trust me mine was not a pristine upbringing. I hope that they all know how precious it is and no matter what that they live on because the best revenge is success.
I have no regrets for my life, such that it has been, because I have succeeded at something that is far greater than anything else in this world. I have raised two beautiful well adjusted children who I believe will be an asset to this world. And so the evening is winding down and my son and his friends are in the next room with a guitar, bongos and a voice and singing and having a good time.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
So on turning 50, oh my goodness, just breathe. It's done and over with and do I feel any different, well maybe a little. Do I feel liberated, yes, I just turned 50, a major milestone and I made it through it. I have the most wonderful family in the world, my husband and kids worked so hard to make sure everything at and around the house was beautiful, and it was. My wonderful older sister came over and made sure everything was decorated to perfection, and it was. My sister-in-law made me the most beautiful cake, and all the food and goodies were to die forl What more could a woman ask for, well to be surrounded by almost every person that meant anything to her, and she was.
What a wickedly magical evening I had hanging with family and friends having the best time I have had in a long time. Some friends I keep in touch with, but don't see all that often, so wonderful to put my arms around them and hug them and then sit and talk and laugh our heads off. The food was plentiful, the wine flowed as did the conversation and memories of the past.
If we don't have memories, what do we have, the wonderful life is made up of all those wonderful memories of your life. Sit back, Breathe and relish those days of past, but don't forget to make new memories with all of those wonderful people who are still around. 50, whatever, bring it on, heck I'm planning my 100th birthday party right now. Will you be there laughing with me about something we did next week, I hope so.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
My Pride and Joy
It's so heartwarming when your children do something that, well you know they are capable of, but that they do it on their own. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and like you yourself have accomplished something.
My children tease each other endlessly, so it is on the occasion when they do something out of the blue that makes me feel so proud like I myself have accomplished the task, that makes me just glow inside. They are both growing up so fast, my son actually an adult now, with his sister directly behind him. They are going to be an asset to society this I have no doubt about. In one way or another they are going to be the movers and shakers. They are an extension of you, especially when it is something you have always wanted and that that part of your dream has come true.
I did not simply have children, both of mine were planned. There was a point when I didn't even think that I would be able to have children, so the blessing is ten fold. My son so much more like me very mellow, while his sister more like her father very driven. I love watching the dreams unfold of what they would like to be when they grow up. It has not differed very much in the last 10 years. Achieving this is the next task and I hope that for their sake life will shine a little brighter than it did on me. That they keep sight of what they want and don't let anybody tell them that they can't do it.
My dreams are now that my children's dreams come true. That all of their flights of fancy land within their reach and that they hold on tight no matter how rough the ride is, and never let go.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Curve Ball
There are times in life that things are just not going to go the way that we planned them, be it love, work or life in general. This does not mean that you should just give up on everyone else. There are still people out there that are worth getting up every day for.
It hasn't been easy, there have been times when I seriously just wanted everything to be over, but I'm so thankful that I stuck it out and have been rewarded with a wonderful family and friends. They are not all the friends that I have known since childhood, I have picked up many along my path and some I have lost on that same path. But still everything changes and you never know what life will bring you next.
When you are down, look up and notice that the sun is still shining and that you can see your path. Maybe not all the way down, but it is there. Sometimes there will be a fork and you will have to choose, other times that path will stay straight for miles. All the while be sure to stop and notice all the -good- around you. It is so easy to get caught up in the bad.
Don't let the curve ball take you off course. And don't let people that have nothing better to do, get you down. And trust me there will be a few, a bad boyfriend, or girlfriend or friend in general. Even family can lead you down the wrong path. Be weary and be smart. Know what you want out of life and go out and get it. No one can make you happy except for you. The choices you make dictate that. And always remember to laugh, even at yourself.