- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
So friends, tonight ends another decade. The first of a new century, the first decade in the 21st. It has been a decade of change and growth for me. I went from being a young mom with a two year old, to suddenly finding myself single, living in a different state and city with no relatives, to starting my life over again, just my son and I, to finding some meaningful work and wonderful friends, and finally, in the last 3 years of this decade, meeting the man I’d call my husband, knowing we’d spend the rest of our lives together and finally marrying in the summer of this year, at the end of this decade.
What has happened in the last decade in your life? What is your story? How did you grow?
What do you wish to happen in the next ten years? Let’s peer into the NYE mirrored crystal ball and wish ahead shall we?
I will hopefully be finishing another novel. For those who don’t know, I love to write! So, maybe by then I’ll have put my pen to paper (or fingers to keys) enough and actually finished a few of them! My wish is to become a novelist!
Ten years from now my precious son will be 22. I’ll be the mom of hopefully a college graduate or student. I love that little guy so much! Right now he’s equal to my height, but I know in ten years I’ll be reaching up to give him a hug.
Ten years from now I will be 52 and hopefully looking back at ten years of somehow making a difference in this world.
And of course, ten years from now T and I will have celebrated our ten year anniversary! And of course tonight on NYE, celebrating the 13th anniversary of our second date!
As we say goodbye to this decade, I also remember the last ten years and three dear people I said goodbye to also. These are people who will never be forgotten, and whom I will carry with me, within my heart for the rest of my life. Forever I am grateful God gave me a loving father, Robert, who was always there for me, taught me to drive near the airport in the drivers’ testing lot on weekends. When I was 29, and suffering from preeclampsia in the hospital, he read to me (I was told I had to be in a darkened hospital room) the latest Jimmy Buffet novel to make me smile and relax. I miss you dad.
I am also grateful God blessed me with Dorothy and Ray, my grandparents, who were truly like a second set of parents. From yearly vacations with them all over the southeast United States, to the huge smiles on their faces the day I graduated from college, to my grandmother in her final years, giving me loving and motherly advice on how to raise my son in this world we live in, I have nothing but love and admiration when I think of them. I miss you both.
Here’s to another 10 years. May it be the most meaningful ever for you and your family.