Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another year has flown by...Adios 2010

Where has the time gone? This year, our boy became a senior in high school and our girl began the last year of junior high. He had surgery to repair his hand and has been dealing with a condition that has made him feel awful since mid-October. We now know that he's going to be ok and he's on medication that will hopefully alleviate his symptoms until the condition goes away on its own in his mid-20's. We hope it works so he does not have to have any invasive testing or surgeries.

Uncle Bubba and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and our 18th year of being together. We paid off our mobile home. He paid off his (Savanna's) truck and we both bought new cars. We are now having porch's built on the front and back and have plans to renovate the inside, one room at a time.

I've never been one to set resolutions and I don't remember doing it for 2010 and as I look back at the year, I can only wonder, was I the best person I could be? Was I a good wife, mother, employee, friend? I think that sometimes I was and sometimes I wasn't. I can't be the best or even good at everything all the time. I try but I know that I fail and I am able to accept that. I try to learn from those times of failure and try to use it to be better and even at that, sometimes I'm good and sometimes I'm not.

I've loved with all of my being though and to me, that's the best I can offer and I hope that it is enough for those I love. Uncle Bubba and the kids suffer through my failures and they grow when I'm at my best.  Together, we are our family, and THAT, is the best we can be.

I've enjoyed my girlfriends and I've tried to be there for them this year and at times, it's been really sucky for some of my friends. I've laughed with them and I've cried with them. I called them and texted them and I even went to Kentucky to hold the hand of one of them. I'm glad I had the opportunity to do all of that this year, even though at times, it was hard and sometimes, I wished for a second that I didn't have online friends because it's so hard when we need each other and we are so far away, but I didn't mean it when I wished for that.

I've met some wonderful people through blogging. Some I've gotten to meet and others I haven't yet, but I adore each of them.

As the year comes to an end and a new year comes into view, I can only hope that next year, I am better at being everything I want to be and I can hope that I have the chance to see my friends even more and that I get the chance to meet even more friends that I haven't met yet.

As Chance gets ready to graduate high school and Savanna looks forward to beginning high school, for a second, but only a second, I wish they were little again because then they were all mine and I didn't have to share them like I have to now, but I know that it's the way it's supposed to be. Them, growing up and on, us growing older and stronger and into new phases.

I wish each and everyone of my readers a Happy New Year and to my family and my friends, I love you with all of me, more than I'll ever be able to show, more than I can express, so just know, when I'm not at my best, I'm hoping and wishing that I was and I know that y'all will love me no matter where I am.


  1. "In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
    Charlie Brown
    but it sounds like you are acing the test....*grin*

    Happy New Year A.C.

  2. What an amazing post!! Happy New Year to you and your family, as well, and keep the bloggy awesomeness coming! ;)

  3. Its such a positive post! I hope that 2011 is good to you!


  4. What a beautiful post! Happy New Year to you and yours! Here's hoping that 2011 is going to be amazing for all of us.

  5. I love your theory on resolutions and I am glad I found your blog this year.

  6. I love you! the best of you and the not-so-best of you!

  7. That was awesome. Our daughter began her senior year. Woot, woot to the class of 2011. Our son began his freshman year at high school. Woot, woot to the class of 2014. And I don't make resolutions either. If I decide to do it or not it, I do or don't do just that. :-)

  8. I like that "for a second, just a second, I wish they were little"...truer words were never spoken. I'm like that too. I miss them being little, but I love that they can wipe their own butts.
    Happy new year, only the best for your and yours.

  9. What a great year, 2010, was for ya'll! My (step)son is a senior this year too, and my (step)daughter is a freshman. Crazy how fast they grow up!

    I hope 2011 is a happy, healthy and prosperous year for you!

  10. You are one of the best friends out there ... not just to me, but to everyone you love. You need to improve on nothing. And I think we should take a bubble bath together in July :)