Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I have learned something important this year. This is the first year I haven't been as excited as the kids about Christmas. I wondered what was wrong with me for most of December.

Finally, I figured it out. After almost 30 years of marriage, I have to say that I have everything I could possibly want. I have a great hubby. I have the perfect house. I have a car that works and can tote others. I have amazing daughters. I have great sons-in-law. I have the best grandkids. I have 'adopted' kids that I adore. I have teens that I love dearly. My kids all live nearby and we all get together regularly. The kids all like each other and their kids love each other. I have wonderful friends.

My heart is so full of gratitude and love that it far outshines any 'thing' that I could get. I loved giving presents this year, as always. And I loved watching others open their presents. I enjoyed all I received and am thankful.

But I finally realized that the reason I'm not so excited is because it's like Christmas every day for me. I have so much. My heart is so full. I am so thankful.

It's a wonderful life.

Merry Christmas with love....

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Time flies

It's been a while since I posted here. I don't know if anyone reads it, but that's okay. I'm recovered from surgery and finally getting back to normal. It's been a rough year physically. Since late summer I broke my toe (not a clean break so it's taking a LONG time to heal), had major surgery, and went to the hospital with heart attack symptoms. Looking back, I am not sure how to view all that. I guess it's just part of life. Or maybe it's confirmation that I need to slow down a little. Maybe it's encouragement that I'm making the right choice to retire in August from leading the youth.

I'm looking at it as a reminder to cherish each day and remember that relationships are more important then my pride.

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In the autumn of my life, I am very content.