Saturday, July 31, 2010
First day of vacation was my 40th birthday. So, I spent my birthday cleaning, packing and travelling to Superior WI. Actually we ended up in Duluth MN because I missed the turn off and then got mixed up in road construction--yelled at Ted because he was trying to direct me (big mistake on his part and yes we laughed about it later). Finally got to the hotel, went out for dinner (steak and lobster for me!) and then the kids went swimming. Ted and I thought we would sit and watch--little did we know that Ted was going to take a dip in the pool. Chewie thought he would be smart and swim to the deep end. Yeah--not so good. So, I'm running to get the "hook" and Ted dives in. So much for staying dry. So went day 1!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
It's hard to believe in just a couple of days, I'll be 40. It seems like just yesterday, my whole family was moving from Rockford to Janesville, I was graduating from high school, then college--then college AGAIN-I met Ted and married him 2 years later (those years flew!), we cried through infertility and then celebrated 2 adoptions, lost my dad to cancer, celebrated a third adoption and then lost Ted's mom. Life is flying. Just yesterday, Ted carried baby Julia in the palm of his hand--today she stands next to me and she reaches my shoulder.
I remember my years at Edgewood and doing my clinical rotations--doing just about everything I could to avoid pediatrics(successfully I might add)--now I'm certified in pediatrics and really can't imagine doing anything else. 10 years ago Ted was planning a surprise party for my 30th birthday--now at 40 all I want to do is sit on my butt on a beach and watch the sun float overhead. I have 3 kids--all in elementary school. We've travelled all over the world--Ted finally flew in an airplane--just to prove we do nothing half way it was clear to the far east side of Russia!
These past 40 years have been a hell of an adventure--what will the next 40 bring? More sports, more graduations, marriages and births--meaning grandchildren some day, sadly more deaths, travel --and just LIFE!! JOY!!! TEARS!! LAUGHTER!! Every variety of emotion possible. I look forward to it.
The mantra of my life: I will not live my life with any regret