I am happy to say as a family we are back on track. In the past year, we have said good-bye to a cherished family member, hello to a new family member, faced a health crisis, starting middle school, first dance and going back to work. We have decided to stay put in our home and to love the things we cannot change. To embrace everyday because it is truly a gift and to look at our failures as chances to grow.

Okay right now you are probably gaging at all the spiritual insight and wondering where is the miniature ‘Snooki’ you have grown to love. I am still here but as I approach (gulp) fifty, I am doing a little self reflection. Figuring out what is truly important and what is bullshit. There are only two things that are important in this world, your health and your family. Without either, I would be nothing.

Ashley is driving me nuts but I know one day this will pass. Rich drives me crazy and I know he loves me more than anything in this world. I get frustrated by what I can’t do anymore but I am learning to accept it as my journey. Figuring out what  I want to do when I grow up. It sounds crazy but at almost fifty, I feel there is one more card I can play and I am going to play it!

So my thought for today is enjoy the here and now, enjoy the little victories and try to see the big picture. You will be happier in the long run if you do.

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