Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
2008 had its share of great times as well as some tough times....
that is part of life.
I think 2009 is going to be fantastic!
I will be grateful for each day of health,
I will live each day to the fullest,
focusing on the POSITIVE,
inspite of the negative.
I wish the very best to my kids, my DH, and my family.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Today was wonderful! I feel as if all that I worked for (very hard I might add) has come to fruition. Exchanged gifts this morning with hubby-it was peaceful and beautiful and romantic- then my kids came home from their dad's house and they opened up their gifts. Liz and Drew both loved what I got them...I miss them as little kids though. I realized today that when they were little-I didn't realize how quickly that time would pass-were the most magical Christmases of all. Yet today was especially lovely. My family came for dinner-including ex-family and it was great! I loved that we were all together and just enjoying each other's company. I missed my nephew Ivan-and realized I must do my part to get him through a difficult time.
It was a wonderful Christmas! It's all about the ones we love....Next year will be even better-Ling Ling will be with us! A little one in the house again! I'll be able to have a baby...KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW! It's a dream come true. I know I'm going to be a great mom-I've learned what is imprtant and what is not a big great is that?

Looking forward to a wonderful New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


My daughter graduated from the University of Florida yesterday! Woo Hoo! It seems as if I just dropped her of in her dorm as a freshman. Time certainly has flown-although I times I felt as if she would never finish school. I am very proud of her and her accomplishments. The graduation ceremony was beautiful and moving. They did a wonderful job keeping it short and sweet! No long winded speeches-it was all about the graduates and their families.

Congratulations Liz! I'm proud of you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

'Tis the Season

Feeling melancholic....Like Sammy! This is our Yellow Lab.

I am amazed by what a difference it is to experience the Christmas Holidays as an adult! I used to LOVE the anticipation of Christmas eve-first as a child, then as a mother of two. It was so wonderful to plan and decorate and experience the joy of the season. Lately I've come to the conclusion that what is missing from my enjoyment is-a small child in the house. There is nothing like the wonder of a little one experiencing the lighting of the Christmas tree for the first time, or waking up on Christmas morning and enjoying all the toys. I remember when my kids would wake up before dawn. I remember when I did that also! DH and I really thought we would be in this position by now. What saddens me is that there is a little girl so far away that will not be enjoying the warmth and love of her own family because of our separation.

Didn't mean to make this post so gloomy-but as I sit and watch the usual Christmas season classic cartoons (Rudulph the Red Nosed Reindeer) what is missing is little Ling-Ling. Oh well-next year will be different.

Feeling good-had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now preparing to attend L's graduation. I cannot believe that my first baby will be graduating from college -Go Gators!- it was only yesterday she was graduating from Kindergarten.