I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner. I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted! The 1st quarter just officially ended with report cards going home last week. Conferences were taken care of 3 weeks before that (please don’t ask me why we meet with parents 3 wks before the report cards – we don’t even know why!).
On Saturday, I was able to spend some time with 2 of my nephews (I have 12 total nieces and nephews – I know, crazy, right?!). Anyway, we baked 6 kinds of cookies during the day (we have huge family get togethers at the holidays, and the desserts – and baking them as a family – are always a big deal. We were also able to hang most of the outdoor Christmas lights, even though the wind was so cold I felt like my fingers would fall off! J
That night I had a movie night with my parents and after the movie is when I got the bad news…. I found out a week ago from a friend that one of my best friends from high school was diagnosed with leukemia. Well, Saturday night I got a text saying she had passed away. I was shocked. 28 years old, married with a little boy… how do these things happen to people so young? This has hit me really hard in the last few days. I feel guilty that I hadn’t talked to her since high school – once we graduated, she moved away and we never talked to each other again. We were so close, and I guess I didn’t realize what I was missing until now, when she is really gone. L I feel terrible that we haven’t had more time together.
I also get thinking about other people I’m not as close to that I don’t want to lose – like my college roommate – when I graduated and moved back to my home town, it was hard to keep in touch. She has a family now, which makes it hard to find the time I guess I’m not really happy with the way my life has gone. I have a great job (that I LOVE), but I feel like I’m missing out on so much more. I want what everyone else seems to have, but can’t seem to get it for myself.
For all of you out there that might actually be reading this, call that person you’re thinking about – take the time, because you never know when that time will be taken from you. Life is short, so just go for it! Whatever makes you happy, do it, because you don’t want to live with regrets and “what-ifs” – trust me, I know. L
Sorry for such a long post – I guess I just needed to get some of this out. It’s been a rough couple of days, but hopefully with Thanksgiving this week, things will turn around a bit.
+ Laura _+