Sunday, September 5, 2010
It's been awhile since I last posted. The summer has come and gone with a blink and a blast and the children are back in school. I'm reflecting today on what I've learned this summer and how much I enjoyed it. Funny coming from me and the fact that I hate this Island rock I live on. Ah, paradise... I learned this summer to love the little things. To love the sun and the beautiful way the air smells when you step out the door in the morning (except of course when you can smell the pig farm). I've learned not to make snap judgements so much about strangers, but to still be reserved in my dealings with them. I've learned that the people in your life that are important to you will take you as you are, no matter what you say or do. I've learned that my children do not come with a manual. No matter how hard I try I will never make them perfect people but I will make them individuals who believe in something, who stand for something and who I can be proud of. Even if they are making me age at a rapid pace.
I've learned alot about me and about Andy. Now more than ever I believe we were always meant to be together. Even the little nit picky things that get to me about him and get to him about me are an important part of who we are together and we wouldn't have the same love without all of it.
At this point in my life I've found all the little reasons to be happy, and it has made me happier here even if its not my first choice of places to live. The fall season and the holidays are fast approaching. I'm looking forward to Halloween and celebrating that with our friends. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving and Dave's fried turkey and Meghin's hasbrown casserole. And I'm looking forward to decorating the house for Christmas and enjoying the smells of baking cookies and pies. Before I know it, it'll be a new year, we'll be on orders to go to some new crazy place and I'll be excited and nervous for another new start.......