Dec 18, 2012

Heedless of the Wind & Weather

Today I drove by the spot where I lived when my first child was born.  It was back in 1986.  So long ago I have a hard time remembering much from back then.  I do remember that the love for my new baby girl was immediate and complete.  I gazed upon that sweet little monkey face and hoped she would have a happy life.  I still do, every day.  She is a strong young woman who makes me proud.  She'll have her ups and her downs but she can get through most anything.

You never know how things are going to turn out.  You start down a path that you think could only lead to one place, then boom, you find yourself in a completely different spot.  Sometimes it's your own doing, sometimes not, but either way it can be a shock.  It's life though, isn't it?  Moving forward, adjusting, adapting, doing the best you can.  All while you have the time.  Because as we see every day, our time is finite.

Hug the people you love while you can and then eat, drink, and be merry.  Fortunately, tis the season for it.  


  1. The older I get the more I realize that I was never in charge of my life nor the lives of the people I love. Each day i wake up I am thankful and wonder whee the day will take me. Life is just one adventure after another.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. I know exactly what you mean - there are moments in your life where the result would have been so different had you made just one little thing different - all in all I am happy with it although would love to still have Don alive, for my daughter to have good health, for their to be the expectation that it is possible they will have children, for to have had my mum and dad a bit longer - but it could be a lot worse - so the choices made were good ones - its just that as John Lennon wrote "Life's what happens when you are making plans"

  3. Just swing by and realise no recent posts - I hope you are okay - I am with you in what you say living and appreciating the present is really important