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Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday 10/26/09 - "PRECIOUS MEMORIES"
What better way to jog the brain back into the blogging mode than to give thought to some precious memories.
The last few days have been very emotionally and physically demanding. I have had precious little (to be honest - none) time to blog. Even if I had had the time, I have been completely focused on the task at hand, getting daughter moved in, and unable to come up with even one coherent thought to blog about that I could take to completion.
Today is daughter's 28th birthday. I am filled with the precious memories of her birth and many beautiful and happy times together over the years. The month of October is her most favorite month of the year. When she was young birthdays were often celebrated with a Halloween-themed party complete with all the kids dressed in costume, candy-filled pinatas, and a sleep-over. Those were hectic, but fun times and they have passed ever so quickly. "Bettlejuice" was "the movie" of her special day. For years, she and her girlfriends would watch that movie during the birthday sleepover. They had every word memorized. Daughter still does. Guess what was on T.V. last night? That's right, "Beetlejuice", and we watched it. :) Daughter loves watching scary movies during October.
The celebration this year will be quite different as major changes in her life are underway. Even so, I hope we will be able to create a few memories that will be cherished.
I heard from my son today. He reported good news that his wife is feeling better. She has not been 100% since she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle several months ago. This is wonderful to hear. I have such precious memories of times we have all had together and their wedding. I hold close to my heart the joy I feel that he found the right person to live his life with. Finding that right person is a treasure, a blessing indeed. I know, I found it too.
I have been in a whirlwind of sorting junk I have had in our house for years, some dating back to when I was a kid. The time has arrived to downsize in a big way. I am being forced to do this to make room for daughter's treasured 'stuff'. That's about the only way I would ever do this - to be forced.
It's time for me to go bake a birthday cake. Our plan is to go to Cheesecake Factory this evening and have cake at home. I pray God will bless this day.
I pray God will bless you and may all of you have precious memories today.
(Photo credit: Mommy's Dress by Precious Memories by Kate)
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.