Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 1977......I was thinking about what to wear on my first date with Glen Gray.  We had met a couple of weeks before and he ventured down to Florida to be with family.  He celebrated the birth of his nephew while down in Florida.  I was very nervous....I only turned eighteen a few months before.  He told me he had a lot of second thoughts because I was so young.  When we first met  I remember our conversation about both being born on the thirteenth.  We both felt our birthdates were lucky.  I also asked if it was too late for a  birthday kiss from him since his birthday was a month earlier.  He looked at me quite amazed.  If you knew me you would be amazed too.  I was quite shy and didn't advance too much in encouraging relationships at that point.  New Year's Eve for Glen was like a mini class reunion with his closest friends from High School.  I remember one of the couples had just got engaged.  I felt more like an adult that night then ever.  Our path was rocky that month, but we stayed together.  By March, I felt a strong yearning to go away to college.  I was happy with Glen, but as a person I needed more growth.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

2013.....let's get this party started!

2013......I will be 54 this year and have decided to start a new blog....a personal story.  A place to reflect on my life and share my story.  Years from now my children can read this and have something to remember me by.

Introduction:  I am an average American Girl.....nothing special in my eyes.  But, as I get older I realize I am a lucky American dreamer.  I always was a dreamer and thought my hopes and dreams were nothing special.  But, as I get older I realize I have been blessed beyond measure.  Growing up during the 60's and 70's there was great confusion on what exactly was the American Dream.  Through my  deep rooted faith I believe we are on our way to fulfilling those hopes and dreams.  I will take you through my life and reflect how the Art of television, music, live theatre, nature has played an important role in realizing what a wonderful world we live in and how lucky to be born into this world in which we live.   I hope you follow my journey by becoming a follower.  I will be trying to share on a daily basis my story through memories of the past and daily happenings.  I, like you, don't know what 2013 will bring.  My husband and I were both born on the 13th and it was a big part of our conversation when we first met some thirty five years ago.  Our philosophy is 13 is a lucky number.  I am going into this year with the hopes of 2013 being our best year ever.  But, our life has been a roller coaster ride, so buckle up and get might get bumpy!!!!