Last February I started writing this blog to improve upon my writing skills and share with members of my family (who don’t have the opportunity to see the kids on a regular basis) little stories about the kids . What started simple has grown into a small but loyal following of people interested to see where the boy and doll are headed. Frankly, when I read through my archive, I’m surprised sometimes we’ve all landed on our feet, still very much happy and loved.
The boy has grown in height and weight. His ability to swallow knowledge just amazes me. I only wish his ability to swallow common sense was equally as strong. The doll for her part continues to try and be older than she is, but lord, she is the most loving creature. She routinely tells her friends when they are leaving, “I love you”. Once I asked her why she says that…”What, I hear you tell your friends all the time you love them…” and realized, she had a point. There’s nothing wrong with letting others see how much they mean to our lives.
The hubby and I celebrated twenty years of wedded bliss…though some years were rocky and some smooth, I think overall we are par for the course. While we continue to try going on “twenty dates”, I realize, every day is a date with that man (just don’t tell him that). Love does grow as long as you’re willing to work hard, together.
Finally, though I’m worried I may jinx things, on this last day of 2010, this is the first year on record we didn’t have any hospitalization for our kids. No ankle surgery, no bladder infections, no broken bones. Though the year wasn’t without worry–Mike’s irregular, regular heart beat as well as my mother in law’s urinary tract infection that went septic. But through it all we have had one thing in common, holding us strong: Love.
Happy New Year everyone!! May 2011 be far more blessed than any of the many years past!
PS. GO ND! GO OSU! And GO Ducks (really can’t stand Auburn)!!!