Friday, December 31, 2010
2010, you were a dynamic year, indeed.
Despite the passing of George Steinbrenner, John Murtha, Dennis Hopper, and Tyler, I thought 2010 wasn't entirely bad.
1: I fought back injury and completed my goal race in respectable fashion.
2: I started my core book project, although it definitely needs more of my time.
3: I began what I believe is a solid screenplay with a very creative partner, although we still remain in the early stages.
4: I saw my parents both deal with some medical issues, but come through successfully.
5: I prayed as one friend overcame severe complications after delivery of her first baby.
6: And I prayed for the healthy growth of another friend's tiny premature twins.
7: I cried for a family who was robbed of a handsome, charming son who made me a better teacher.
8: I wept for a man who was judged by society and took his life to end the nightmare.
9: I listened to friends who needed me as they dealt with difficult decisions in their personal and professional lives.
10: Finally, I witnessed a marked change in the development of my girls, both of whom seem to be flourishing at a remarkable rate. And for them, I am truly thankful for they are a core part of my second lease on life.
For the record, Kendall's final words of wisdom of 2010 came today amongst racks of bras in the lingerie department of a retail store.
Kendall: "I love these bras. They're so beautiful."
Me: "Someday, you can have a bra."
Kendall: "I want one today."
Me: "Maybe we can look in the girls' department."
Kendall: "For bras?"
Me: "For bras."
Kendall excitedly whispers to her sister: "Did you hear that Grace? It's going down. My boobs are gonna have their own house!"
Ah, the innocence of a five-year-old...