It is only fair to begin by sharing some of what has been over the course of the past several months so that I can get to where is now. My four Angel Daughters are all doing well as they continue to evolve and grow into the incredible young women that they are. I cannot even tell you how very lucky I feel to be their momma. They are kind, loving, bright, unique, compassionate, beautiful, creative, effervescent souls finding their way in the world experiencing both the bumps and the beauty of the road.
Since I was last here, not only have we celebrated birthdays, but we have also celebrated births. This gorgeous little man is Hudson. He is the grandson of one of my oldest and dearest friends, Donna. I have known Donna since I was twelve and her husband, Keith, since I was sixteen. When Mark and I moved to California many moons ago, we never thought that we would get the chance to raise our children together as we had planned to do as kids. That was until Donna and Keith decided to move their family out to Las Vegas over a decade ago! Since then, we have made a point of it to get together as often as possible. We have shared births and deaths. With each passing year, our friendship becomes even more important to me. Donna has four grandbabies now and I consider each one to be my grand-neice or grand-nephew. Her children are my nieces and nephews and my daughters are her nieces. Chosen family. I am very blessed to have them.
The man is sixty-two years old and he crowd surfs!! He crowd surfs! Enough said...
|Becca-Lynn October 21, 1998-December 29, 2012|
And finally, very sadly, I said good-bye to my beloved fourteen year old best friend, Becca, at the end of December. She was doing well until she wasn't and she began to go downhill very quickly towards the end. It was one of the hardest and saddest decisions that I have ever had to make, but she went very peacefully in our home, on her own bed. We had a vet come to our house so that Becca would not have to experience the stress of being brought to the vet's office which she hated. The vet was extremely gentle and Becca fell asleep looking into my eyes. She was such an amazing dog and a very loyal friend and companion. She stood by me at times when I might have withered away without her love. I am so grateful for the time that we had together and I will miss her for the rest of my life.
Thank you for sticking with me and for spending the time to walk for awhile on this road along side of me. I look forward to reconnecting with you and to catching up with the many moments that I have missed in your lives. There is a time for everything in our lives, and for me, it is time to return to the moment. To the now, to here, to life. L'Chaim.