Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

It has been far too long since I last posted! I could start offering excuses of poor time management, or just plain old laziness, but instead I'm just going to begin posting again, right now!

I think that this renewed resolve to blog stems from something that happened the other day...I bought new refill pages for my planner. As I was replacing the old, worn, written and doodled-on pages with the crisp and clean new ones, I couldn't help but stop and browse through the old ones. As I started reading the notes on the pages, I realized that I held a treasure trove of memories in my hands! Time goes by so quickly (hence the title quotation!) and somehow along the way, I'd forgotten to look around! I'd become so focused on the "here and now" that my perspective had become very narrow and small! It's almost as if the things I'd been doing had become a "checklist" and my sense of accomplishment had come from getting the many items checked off! I'd started this blog to help me to find and recognize Joy in the Journey, and instead had gotten wrapped up in getting from Point A to Point B, that I'd forgotten the purpose!

Well, I can't go back, but I can look back and share some of my thoughts and feelings about joys in my recent journeys! Here I go...

It looks as if my last post was about my brand new nephew, Nico! He is now 6 months old, and definitely a joy in my life! I love to see him smile!

I've also missed some birthday tributes along the way, so here they are!

May 20 - My SIL May! She is married to Bob, and mom to Brooklyn and Nico! And if that wasn't accomplishment enough, she's a dental hygienist too! She's great and I'm glad she's in our family!

July 19 - Brooklyn is now 2! She is constantly a source of amazment and laughter for me! She has an impressive vocabulary, and I love how she finds everything "beautiful and fantastic"! We share a love for songs from "Beauty & the Beast" - she knows a lot of the words! When the scriptures talk about needing to be child-like to be worthy of heaven, I know they're talking about being like Brooklyn!

August 11 - My cousin Ethel has been in Canada for almost 3 years now! She has applied for her permanent resident status, and is now working with us in the family business. She's not as shy as she was upon arrival, and can now give as good as she gets when being teased by Bob!

I'll continue the birthday tributes in a new post, as the month of September is the busiest month of the year for birthdays in our family!

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Wow--YOU POSTED. I'm so glad.

You are so right--life can just whiz on by. (You said it so much better)

I look forward to reading more of your wonderful thoughts.