But, Here, as I lie awake, on the eve of our youngest child entering High School...all I can think is...Nancy and I have made another Milestone!! How Lucky are we!!
I try my best to live each day as if it could be my last...I believe we all should...Life is too short for anything else! I am enjoying watching my youngest grow into a wonderful young man. To see my other 3 become adults happy in their lives...chasing their OWN dreams...not always perfect...but continually moving forward. Hopefully carrying some of the life lessons we tried to impart to them!
We enjoy sharing our lives and looking to create memories for all of our children, grandchildren, family and friends!
I guess that is the answer I have for friends and family when they ask if I am crazy for all the entertaining and other crazy things I do. I just know that the only things we leave behind are MEMORIES!!
I know the memories I carry with me of my brother, Aunt Jackie, Lou, Richie and so many other family and friends that have finished their life on this plane, are what carry me through it all! It is my goal to do the same. To leave that lasting memory for my children, my grandchildren, my family & friends. And if in living my life this way, I impart some life lesson for their future, then all the better!!
So when you have the occasion to be with us at our home for a party...remember...or a holiday...or just a dinner...REMEMBER!! They do tend to be memorable...!!
Yesterday we set out to have our "End Of Summer, Welcome to High School" family party. The day was beautiful. Great friends, great food, great kids!! Pretty memorable if you ask me!! But we ended the evening with Christian smashing his face causing a near fractured nose and split open mouth, inside and out!! PRETTY memorable!! Could have done without it...BUT...oh well...we were just sorry the party ended so abruptly! The memories we hope to have imparted was the closeness that was shared, how relaxed and welcomed we all felt together. The memory of watching that many young people sing, play, share and care about one another. We are a group of Blessed parents...we have that in common!
Today we shared the day with our two little granddaughters...we made memories...we made necklaces, sailed the tree house ship, ate brownies and just loved each other. They are only 3 yrs old and 8 months. How many memories can I make in what ever lifetime I have?? AS MANY AS POSSIBLE!!!
So to all of you who share my life in some way....big or small...remember for me it's all about memories....Leaving so much more then a carbon foot print... memories on the souls of those we touch!
So, now you understand...most will still say I am a little crazy...but crazy serious about living my life as if I am dying.
I hope everyone gets the chance to live like they are dying!!
On that note...I am heading to sleep...to prepare for memory making...to see our youngest of 4 heading off for his first day of High School!!
Tomorrow I hope to blog about all our up coming events and the ways you can help us help a family battling this unfair disease the only way we can....Day By Day!