Thursday, January 3, 2013

Can It Really Be 2013?

How can it be 2013? I promise I just looked away a minute from my last post and that was in 2011!! What have I been doing? Now that I think about it, I'm not really sure. I know I have enjoyed keeping up with my 6 grandbabies in all the things they are involved in. They are such a blessing and bring DaDa and I such joy. Here are somethings that have happened in the minute it took to go from August 2011 to now:
  • I have had a Parathyroidectomy. What a big word for such a small incision!!
  • I have become a Texas Master Gardener.
  • I have lost a precious Mother-in-Law.
  • Turned 60+.
  • Gotten more involved in our awesome Life group.
  • Been married 42+ years.
  • Gotten an iPhone and can now text a message!!
  • Found Pinterest!!
I'm sure there are many more things, but my memory seems to fail me at times!! When you think about it life passes so fast. Do we take the time to tell our family and friends we love them and appreciate all they do for us? Do we take for granted God's mercy and grace? Do we dwell on our aches and pains, as we age? Do we worry and become anxious because of the mess our government is in and the way God has been taken out of our everyday lives? Do we wonder why we have gained so much weight, when we won't get off the couch to take a walk? There is so much to do and so little time!!!

My oldest daughter's in-laws are such special friends. This fall they did something that was on their bucket list. DaDa and I laughed because we don't really have a bucket list. Are we just a couple of stick in the muds because we don't really have great things we want to do? I can't really say there is a special place I would like to travel and see. I might miss somethings my "6 precious angels" are doing!!  We all have the same amount of time in a day, a week, and a month; do I use my time well? Not sure that I do, but I love my life. Sometimes I think my priorities are not aligned correctly or I have failed to set goals. But then, I think God has blessed my normal everyday life so much that big goals are not that important. If I don't travel around the world or become a well-paid educator (LOL), then does it really matter that much? I have moments with my husband, my kids, my grandkids, etc. that far mean more to me than status, power, and money. There is not a thing in my life I would change if I had the chance. God has provided for us and blessed us and he will continue to do that.

I guess I should feel guilt for neglecting my blog, but like I said, where has the time gone? I hope I do better this year; there are recipes to share and gardening ideas to talk about, and who knows what else? Blessings to you all as your travel the life God has given you. I hope 2012 was full of wonderful things and that 2013 will bring you your heart's desires!