Friday, October 19, 2012
My mother always said "don't wish your life away" but some things are worth it.
When I was a kid, there was always something to look forward to and it all took forever to get there. That is why time goes slower when you are young, I am sure. You anticipate so much with excitement, birthdays were fantastic. Christmas amazing and filled with fun, food and most of all presents. Halloween was a blast. Easter is fun, and lots of chocolate, egg hunting, etc. Vacations were so much fun, and geez, they lasted for 2 months of the summer!
Now, I get older at birthdays, go broke at Christmas, Halloween is all about handing out candy at the front door while the temperatures are below zero (at least where I live) and you freeze all night long having the door open, Easter is special still I must admit, but only for the fact that Sunday is a celebration and it is the best mass of the year, as well, it is the entry to spring and summer when I get 2 weeks vacation, not 2 months. Although I do take time in November every year and escape the winter by going somewhere sunny and warm, it is a sad time for me. My husband passed away on November 8th in 2010, and the vacation is taken so I don't think so much about it. and am not in our home feeling alone and missing him.
Still, I realize I have lots to be thankful for. I have 2 wonderful successful daughters, both have wonderful careers, and still spend time with their old mom, I have a granddaughter that reminds me of those days when everything was a happy and exciting event. I do have a fantastic job, lots of friends and my parents are still around and healthy in their 80's. I have my health. I enjoy my vacations and take full advantage of the days off.
I am truly blessed and even having lost my husband, I had over 30 years with him and some wonderful memories, and we built the best family ever together.
Time now goes quickly, but I still anticipate good things to come! But now it is everyday, not just the special occasion days! Hummm, food for thought eh (?)