Goodness, Gracious, Alive.
I want to forget this day.
this is what I woke up to this morning. "W" is the king of card giving.....
54 years ago I came kicking and screaming into this world.
I'm pretty sure my parents (especially my mom)
were kind of like
another one???? really?
I was 13 months younger than my sister.
poor mom....and dad.
Luckily I have made it through life without too many hitches.
Well. sort of.
I had a wonderful childhood thanks to parents and siblings.
They taught me the importance of being independent.
They taught me the importance of being athletic.
Even at things I wasn't athletic at. (sorry dad, I know I shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition......)
They taught me how to work hard and make my way.
They taught me how to be a team player.
What they didn't teach me?
That I would be lucky enough to marry a wonderful man.
And birth 3 wonderful children
1 of which gave me 3 grandchildren.
What I've learned.
This past year I've changed more than any year since I was born.
Is that possible?
What in the world more could I have learned?
#1 The power of forgiveness.
The joy of being a grandmother. (nothing like it)
To savor every single moment on this earth
To make all events special
Not to be afraid of failing.
To love til you cry
To take better care of my body (well except for shedding the 20 lbs that I need to)
To embrace my talents
To understand that everything does not HAVE to be done at the moment you think of it.
That my mind is kind of forgetful.
My body is not that of a 28 year old. I have wrinkles, fat, developing a double chin....
and I'm [sort of] okay with it.
To be less critical.
That my family means the world to me.
You know, I wonder why it takes so long to realize these things.
I guess I've seen so many tragedies lately that I realize no one is immune to anything.
I want to enjoy the next years of my life.
I want to be remembered.
I want to live life at it's fullest.
I guess I can say....
Happy Birthday to me!!!
have a great day y'all!