Monday, August 24, 2009

My Mom

This is my Mom. I love her with my whole heart, unconditionally, until the day I die and I will continue to love her even after that. She is my hero.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Glory Days

I've been thinking and reminiscing lately about my "glory days". They weren't really all that long ago. Ya know, back in your late teens and early twenties when your invincible and nothing could bring you down.... yeah those days. It makes me kind of sad that I didn't do more during that reckless, free period of my life. I drank too much and dated stupid boys and genuinely had a lot of fun but I had no responsibilities, not a care in the world and I didn't really do a whole lot. I should have traveled more, been more daring, gone cliff jumping a few more times, stayed out until dawn a few more times and really sucked up all that goes along with being that age. And I definitely should have taken more pictures of the friends that were so much my world back then. Warm summer nights around a bonfire with that cute boy that you'd been eyeing all day at the pond and feeling like time was standing still just for you. I miss the magic of that.

But then I got to thinking about how my late twenties were and how my early thirties are going so far and I'm beginning to wonder if these aren't my "glory days" right now? I'm better off financially (well sort of) than I once was, I have lots of friends that I share a lot of time with, I have the ability to go on adventures (though they do have to be a little less spontaneous these days) and I have love in my life. Every friday I go down to my brother's house and let my kid run rampant with his kids, our friends show up eventually with their children and next thing you know there are kids every where running in the night air and marveling at the bonfire. All of us adults talk and laugh and have a few drinks and remember when together. It has become a weekly event that I looked forward to and get excited for. I wonder if in ten years we'll find another way to all get together and share our lives with each other? I wonder if anyone else feels the way I do and realizes what a special time this is in our lives. Yes we all have our money issues, marital issues, kid issues, house issues, etc...but for a brief moment on friday nights it's all put behind us and we just enjoy each other. It is something that I will always hold close to my heart for as long as I live.