Today’s the 15th of March and my birthday---Chelsey came by the Hangar before school and brought me these gifts. I think she’s got her Mom pretty well figured out. A plate, checked towels, and an angel….
For the years behind me and the years ahead of me I’m pretty content. Looking back there’s no way of predicting the future. I think if I could tell anyone something—this would be the message--- 'Live your life to the fullest because while you can plan for the future you certainly cannot predict it.'
I’ll never forget my ten-year class reunion. I had planned to go, but living so far away, with two infants; money was tight. Don gave me the choice between the reunion or grass for the yard… I chose the latter. I send in my twenty bucks for the photo and class directory. The directory was a compilation of questionnaires we all filled out. It asked marital status, address, job etc. At the time I was a stay at home Mom raising two kids, 1 and 3 years old. I felt like I had the greatest job in the world and in the job “blank” I put housewife. Never gave it a second thought. When I got my directory… I was the only one in the class that wrote that. Anyone “not employed” listed his or her degrees or volunteer work. Can you believe it?!? My Mom was real great about it. She said, “Melanie you were from a class of real overachievers. Time will take care of everything. At your 30 or 40-year reunion people don’t care about titles or paychecks—they’re just glad they made it to the 40th year reunion. Don’t give it another thought.” She knew just what to say…
1. Family that loves me
3. Dark Chocolate M & M's