I have had a good life, for the most part. Have done a lot of what I wanted to do, achieved things I did not think possible. Got to travel to places far and wide with friends and family. Served my country.
Have lost both parents, and a nephew, which is a sad and sorry thing. Took care of an Aunt who had dementia, for 5 years.
I would have liked to have more children, that did not work out for me. (AND that is not to say that my son is not enough, which he is and is for sure a great love in my life) Have not been fortunate enough to have grandchildren, which is a great sadness. But some things just past by and are not within our control. We do with what we have :)
I have nieces that have little girls I try to be close to and my dear friends in Iowa with which I get to 'share' their wonderful children, but only once a year about.. but we do with what we have and make the best of what is. So I have 5 that I am Nana to and that is fun and great and makes me very happy!!
I got to retire at 55 and have been retired now a great long time :) which is a GREAT blessing, but boy did it seem at times that I was having to really work for it??? HA!
THAT is one thing my parents, as children of the depression instilled in me was a work ethic that had no end. And being in the US Navy further cemented that work for what you want enthusiasm, if you will.
I have my friends who are especially dear to me.
I have a lovely home that do so enjoy 'fixing up making nice and happy.
So, yes, things are good, have been good and continue on being good, God willing.
Thank you for putting up with me one and all.
Does anyone else get a little 'thrown' by these years piling up behind you?
TAKE CARE & GOD BLESS and know that I am great full for and cherish each and everyone of you who follow and read my yammering week after week, day by day..... THAT is really a baffling and wonderful thing!!!