Today marks eleven years. I can’t believe it. First of all I can’t believe I am that old, second I can’t believe I haven’t seen you in that long. Seems like just yesterday we were sitting at the kitchen table together eating dinner. A kitchen table in a house that just yesterday was packed in entirety into a moving truck.
A lot has happened in eleven years, cue the montage.
I graduated high school. Woohoo.
I went away to college. Well I went an hour and forty-five minutes away to college. Then a year later transferred to the university in town.
I graduated college. Go me! And ended up doing it with very little debt. Thanks to two things
- the fact the mom worked there- yay for dependent tuition discounts
- the generosity of many people and the college fund that was put in place for me when you passed.
We had our first little amazing human. Mad man who is pure genius and he knows it. He’s now 4 1/2 and is entirely too smart for his own good. I can’t wait until he does great things.
We got married. It poured. So hard that the limo that me and my girls were in leaked on the way to the venue. It cleared shortly after our arrival and Mother Nature showcased a beautiful double rainbow.
We had our second little human. Now two, and he’s the sweetest, book loving, catcher box of a little boy.
We packed up our family and moved sixteen hours from the place -the only place, that I had ever called home. The house you built.
We welcomed our third little person. She was early in every way but is the most amazing miracle. She couldn’t wait to be a part of our family and joined us six weeks early and after five minutes of pushing no less. I joke that she literally just slid out.
Mom and her husband will be down here next weekend with that truck that just got pack yesterday, starting a new chapter in their life together.
And now, we are trying to buy a house.
Well look at that. In eleven years we have managed to do everything backwards. We finished our family and are just buying our first home.
But if there’s one thing that I have learned, it’s that there is no plan.
Why make a plan when life is just going to throw you a curve ball. Just live life one day at a time. Be thankful for that day and all the days you’ve had.