I've been wondering what exactly to post to my very first blog of 2009. I thought some reflection on 2008 was due so here goes.
Last year didn't seem to fly by quite as fast but here we are in the new year once again. I made many new memories last year and hope this year will be just as memorable. To start out, we adopted our foster son. He's autistic and non-verbal but is doing remarkably well in pre-school. He's such a happy little guy I feel lucky to have him.
Next came Vegas Kid's engagement and then wedded bliss in June. The ceremony was in Vegas and I spent several days "chillin" in the Vegas heat. It was great to meet kid's new in-laws.
Sadly, we suffered the loss of my mom. Thankfully it was a peaceful passing. She was 20 days away from her 88th birthday. Our memories our warm and we miss her terribly.
October brought the newlyweds to the east where they honeymooned and we has a special party so my terrific new son-in-law could meet his newly acquired family. I hope they'll be inspired to visit once in awhile (I can't wait to be able to visit LV again).
Our holidays were as they usually are except for the fact that mom wasn't here. The only thing that I didn't was go all out preparing breakfast for my house guests. I guess I just wasn't up to it this year.
Now we look forward to the New Year. I haven't made any resolutions other than saying "I'll try" to make what changes need to be made. I know there's quite a few.
In 2008 I had the most important of my prayers answered and for that I'm most thankful. We have what we need here and I no longer want for much (except independent wealth like most of us want).
For 2009 we hope and pray that our economy will recover somewhat anyway and we don't have any devastating storms and that our troops will all soon be home.
Bless you all and Happy New Year!