This year has been a rollercoaster ride that I am so ready to get off of. The highs were amazing but tempered with the lows that were soul shattering.
January began with a very unexpected trip up north to Ohio for my dad's open heart surgery-LOW
It went well and he recovered quickly-HIGH
The next month we again went to Ohio for the funeral of a beautiful young family member who unexpectedly passed in her sleep. The bravery that her mother held on to is beyond my comprehension.-EXTREME LOW
The end of March brought our new grandson. 6 weeks early but healthy.-EXTREME HIGH (with a side of fear that he would have a rocky start being so early. He hasn't, he's perfect!)
April brought a new job for my sweetie. It wasn't one that we had planned for but we weren't in any position to pass it up.-HIGH
In June I watched my oldest son walk across the stage and accept his high school diploma-HIGH
We were on a roll with the ups.
Also in June we met our first granddaughter and I was elated. I spent several weeks becoming a hands on Gramma-HIGH
But just as quickly, I recognized that the dream relationship that I had so perfectly formulated in my head was not to be.-A LOW I HAVEN'T RECOVERED FROM AND DON'T EXPECT TO.
Early July brought family here for my son and nieces graduation party-HIGH
Same month with a house full of people our hot water tank decided this was a good time to spring a leak and stop working. Did I mention we had a house full of people?! Yeah.-NOT A HIGH
August I turned 43 (I totally typed 42 and had to think about how old I was, DUH).-NOT HIGH OR LOW, JUST ANOTHER DAY.
September brought our oldest daughter, her two sons and her husband to visit for a week. Again, I got to be a real Gramma-HIGH
In October we had a kid move back home. More estrogen that our house can handle-DEPENDS OF THE DAY WHETHER ITS A HIGH OR LOW.
November was fairly uneventful.
December was full of change. The biggest was learning that one of our children made a life altering decision that will have many rippling effects-LOW
New tires,car repairs and a couple of health scares thrown in to keep us appreciating what we have and 2010 comes to a close.
I've learned never to say it can't get worse. So I'll just say BRING IT ON 2011, we're ready! I think.