Can you believe that it will be 2010 in less than 2 days? It seems like it was just yesterday that we were all a panic about the year 2000 arriving.
Supposedly all the machines would come alive and try to kill us. Only Emilio Estevez could save us.
Oh wait... that's Maximum Overdrive. Not a bad movie and I totally had a crush on Emilio back in the day. Now.. not so much.
But anyways... It's hard to believe that 10 years has come and gone in the blink of an eye.
In the year 2000, I was only 24, married to my husband, Dennis, the geek. But back then he was my hottie in the Army. (he's still my hottie) We were stationed at Fort Sill, OK. We had only been married 2 years then.
Flash forward to now- we've been married almost 12 years, have our 2 girls, have moved more times than I can count. He's no longer in the Army, been out for almost 8 years now. Our girls have left the toddlers years behind and are entering those dreaded teen years which incidentally are just like the terrible twos. without the diapers and sippy cups.
We've survived almost getting divorced, moving, losing jobs, loved ones dying and loved ones being ticked off at us. We have a little more gray hairs and in my husband's case a little less hair.
We still have the love, the sense of humor, and even more wisdom. The wisdom that when the wolf is at the door, we can look at it and say, "we've seen bigger wolves than you."
In the end, it all comes down to what you learn from the decade you are leaving behind. And yes the old saying is true.... None of it will matter in 5 years. You'll look back at it and laugh.
I hope all of you have a very very Happy New Year. May the new decade be filled with lots of love, laughter and good health.