Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Well, this is it. The last day of 2007. This has been a weird and wonderful, crazy year. Lyric turned 13 so now I am a parent of a teenager. Which doesn't hardly seem possible, because I often feel like a teenager myself. I was blessed with the fortune of finding my biological father. Although, I'm not sure where that relationship is going, or the one I might have with my siblings (Hey, WR!) it was nice to finally put the final piece in my biology puzzle. I've made some friends, become closer to some and really just had fun.

I don't believe in Resolutions, because then there is a higher expectation, and it seems most resolutions are harder to keep. I make ongoing goals. I have a list of things to do in my lifetime. This list gets updated periodically. Some of the things on it are: See Lyric graduate from high school, see Baby graduate, attend Lyric's wedding, celebrate our 50th Anniversary (with Fisher of course). And then there are things for me: meet Barbara Delinsky and Rick Springfield, learn calligraphy, publish a novel (so much closer to getting this done), and travel to Australia.

One of my goals for 2008 is to be less of a complainer and more of a doer. If there is something that I can't fix/change, then I chose to accept it and not complain. That's one. Two is to be happy. That's pretty vague, but I like it that way because different things make me happy at different times. So here's to a Rockin', Happy, Somewhat uneventful 2008!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas with you video


Yesterday's news included a wonderful story about a mother and son work. Here's one of the links below:

This is such a wonderful story, especially at the holidays. I know that there are many others out there looking for biological parents. These little stories often show up and they are always excited and heartwarming.

The ones we don't usually hear about are the ones that don't have a happy ending. The ones where the birth mom never told her "new" family that she had another child, or the ones where the birth father isn't interested in a relationship, or maybe just outright denies the child. But they are out there. It's life. People get caught up in their day to day lives and push the past deep into the closet.

For those out there that have had happy reunions, I applaud you and send you a big cyber hug. For those that can't find the missing person, or don't have a happy outcome- you get an even bigger hug. Sometimes those can be more emotional than the "new beginning" stories.

At this season of giving and caring, make sure that you take time to tell your family you love them, give them an extra hug and enjoy them. Don't forget, Jesus died for you. Love don't get any bigger than that.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Happy Holidays...

The holiday season is bearing down on us...everybody is rushing to buy presents and send Christmas cards. People are rushing to the mall, the local WalMart or to the closest computer. Spending is up, even at a time when disposable income is down. I know people who buy everything their kids want so they can have a good Christmas. Tha's great, but when they get everything that they want at Christmas, they expect that to happen all year long. I know other people who only buy their kids 3 gifts...Baby Jesus received three gifts and so do they. Fisher and I fall somewhere in the middle. We try to get the kids things that they want, without being too crazy...and three gifts under the just doesn't seem enough.

If you are looking to do something wonderful and meaning full and have a few extra dollars to give, check out the link below.

Gold Star Mothers deserve our support and respect, and I for one, am happy to be loosely associated with the girls that are putting this fundraising effort together.