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C-Shore Creations Featuring Close To My Heart! As a Supervisor for Close To My Heart, I now offer classes in my home in Hebron in which you can indulge in many of the arts including stamping, scrapbooking and much more. You must register for each class in advance in order for there to be enough supplies. I am also available to have a gathering in your home or you can schedule a Facebook party with me. Give me a call at 859-466-2164. I can't wait to meet you!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Fifty-Five

It feels like it has been forever since I blogged.  And in all honesty, it has been.  This is a week of reflection.  This is the week that I turn 55 years old.  55.  5. 5. There was a time in my life when I didn't think I would see 30 much less 55.  There was a time in my life that I didn't care if I reached 30.  My, how times change. Now I need to make it to at least 75 to see my granddaughter graduate college.

Life is funny.  I look back and wonder where the time has gone.  It seems like yesterday I had two babies, 1 and 2 years old.  Today my kids are 24, 25, and 26.  I couldn't be prouder of them.  Are they perfect?  NO!  Would I give everything for any of them? YES!  None of them have had and easy life.  Easier than a lot of people, but with trials and tribulations.  One of them has had more than their fare share of grief. 

Maybe that's why I haven't blogged in so long.  It's easy to write when things are happy like Mikaela's baptism.  It's hard to write when you want to scream and say STOP hurting someone I love. 

Today is a new day.  All three of my children are happy and moving in a forward direction.  My son comes home tonight for 9 days.  I can't wait to see him.  It's been since Thanksgiving.  When he leaves, my oldest and her daughter will be home for a few days.  Even though I just saw them a week ago, I know that over the next few months they will be moving far away and it will be more difficult to see them.  So I will treasure this visit.  My middle child has moved back to this area and it is such a comfort to know she's close by.

55.  What have I accomplished in this life?  A big part of me want to say not much.  But inside, I know that's not true.  I have an amazing husband, who loves me unconditionally and who I feel the same about.  As I said, I have these three amazing children who are all successes in their own right.  I have the most amazing friends a person could ever have.  I know that I could call any of them at the drop of a hat and they would be there for me.  Friendship is truly a gift from God.  I have spent my adult life working and volunteering to make a difference in the life of children from Germany to Florida to Tennessee to Kentucky.  I have been graced with the opportunity to do what I love.  Create.  Not many people can say they get to do what they love every day.  I can. 

I am blessed.  I am thankful.  I love and I am loved.  I am going to be 55 this week.  My husband asks what I'm going to do the next 55 years.  I believe I'll continue to do what I've done for the past 55.  Who could ask for more.  Hugs to you all!