I'm jumping aboard the Reverb-ing train.
December 1 – One Word. Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
2010 in one word - Mesmerized
I am astonished with the wonders of a young child growing in today's world. As a mother of 2, I realize I missed so much in my busy life when mine were babies and growing up. I thought I had seen it all, heard it all, and witnessed it all. Was I ever wrong. I watch my granddaughter while her parents work, she is our first grandchild, so this is a new experience for us, being grandparents, not just parent, aunt and uncle, cousin and friend. I have watched this baby grow into a little person that I love with my whole heart, unconditionally and with many thanks to God for allowing me to enjoy this part of my growing older years. I find myself being drawn into her world, seeing things as she sees them, playing with her toys with the same excitment and pleasure she has playing with them, and feeling the same joy of seeing her as she has in seeing me after a day apart. Is this what they mean when they say we have a second childhood? She continues daily to draw me into her world of learning and experiencing life as it is today.
2011 in one word - Decompress
Yesterdays have many regrets as we age. Things we have done, things done to us, wrong words spoken, name calling, labeling, etc. the list goes on of the things we wish we hadn't said or done. My goal is to forgive and forget the bad past, cherish the good memories, all while making new memories to be the best yet to come. My goal is to let go of the past and hang on for the ride of my life.