I received, to my delight, a notification from WordPress last week that this blog is now one year old. I was shocked, not just because Ive been writing (on and off) for one year now – but to consider the context of my life one year ago and how much things have changed.
This time last year, I was sitting at the dining room table (which is now at my home) with my niece (who just purchased her own home), my Dad (who inspired this blog and has now been gone for nearly one year), eating dinner with Dads two nannies (one of whom is now in the Philippines and the other working for another client). The condo where all this took place will be occupied by two new owners within less than a month.
Wow. The pace of these changes almost seems frenetic.
In spite of the changes – there is so much that remains constant and I guess this is where I take stock and count my blessings. I am still a wife and mother of three – I am blessed with a wonderful family. We moved through these changes together. We kept living, we kept growing, we kept talking, we challenged each other – and looked towards the future.
There is truly stock in appreciating the journey – no matter how tough it may seem at the time there are so many lessons and growth spurts that can happen along the way. Unless one pauses to reflect – to celebrate anniversaries – the journey may be lost.
Thanks, WordPress, for that little anniversary icon you posted. It makes a difference. I consider your icon my Talisman that marks my journey.