December 30, 2008 Thinking 5

Do you take time to look back on the year as it is coming to a close? Do you look forward and make resolutions or plans for the next year?

I’m not a big resolution maker……I think mostly because I haven’t been good at keeping them, so taking a date, like Jan 1 and saying…….ok from this moment on I will be X, Y or Z.

I’m better at looking back.
2008 was a good year for me personally, but there were not earth shattering moments, not sure if that is good or bad. We had no major changes to our lives as a family. We did have mostly steady growth. My girls completed their first year of High School, and they did very well academically and athletically and socially. I had been so worried, coming out of a small Parish school. Look at the road they have paved for Nick…………to give me much less to worry about.

My parents have moved and are doing fairly well in their new home, in Senior community in the Dallas area, close to my brother and sister. It’s almost home now, even though my mom still misses her home, her yard and her flowers.

I’m a year older, yes I skipped the posting about it, I was 49 on the 26th of December……yes I am out with my age……….how did I get this old,btw? I don’t feel old, I feel good, I feel young, yes like the mom of teenagers but still………when I was younger wasn’t almost 50 a really old age? Dang! I did have a really wonderful celebration that included dinner and dessert at The Cheesecake Factory, my husband of nearly 19 years is so very good to me.

So as we leave 2008 I know we’ve been blessed, with our health, safely, secure in our finances and with love. Love from each other, from our extended family and friends. We have our faith, that has helped guide us and remind of us of what we find important in life. We are anxious to see what our new President will accomplish in a country that has seen it’s most serious economic crisis in decades.

I think I’ll leave resolutions or plans for 2009 til tomorrow or Jan 1. I’ve got to think on them some more.

5 Responses to “Reflecting”

  1. Elizabeth

    Happy belated birthday, Anita!! And 49 is so NOT old. My parents seem so young to me still and they’re 48 and 50. Age is just not what it used to be.

  2. Kristen

    Anita, happy belated birthday! Like the PP said, 49 is NOT old! My mom just turned 54!

    I’m glad that you had a good, uneventful year, and pray that 2009 is the same or better!

  3. Denise K.

    Happy Belated Birthday Anita! :-)You were born on the same day of the year that my mom passed away on…I think it is so uplifting to see happiness in the midst of life changing events, and your birthday is one of them! Thank you so much for your kind words today and for your encouragement! You brightened my day and I so deeply appreciate it! Love, Denise

  4. DCup

    I’m glad you’ve had a good year. It’s nice to look back and be able to count your blessings.

    Happy belated birthday, Anita! May the next year bring more happiness and peace to you and your family!

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