From sunrise to sunset, every day changes. From birth to death, every year changes. From one season of life to the next, every season changes. Reflecting on these thoughts, I write to you today with thankful heart and peaceful mind. I am feeling extremely blessed and abundantly thankful.
Years ago when I grew up on a farm in central Missouri, I dreamed of flying in an airplane, racing across the sky at the speed of sound. Later after marrying and having a family, things changed as we transitioned and daughters grew into adulthood.
Two beautiful daughters went off to start their own journeys and our home remained a haven for coming together at a table filled with love …. And a washing machine filled with memories as the clothes swirled around and the lives twirled around. Ours was a home of travel and excitement.
Taking the annual trek from Colorado to MO to our beloved Pomme de Terre lake every year was always memorable. The girls grew up learning to balance on snow skis, after training in MO lakes every year on water skis. Balance… it is a word we use in everyday life now, just trying to maintain in our own busy lives, life as it is in 2013.
I am forever grateful for having traveled and shared with groups of veterinarians and spouses. We made memories in places that abound with beauty and style…… Germany, France, Scotland, England, Puerto Rico, Hawaii. The list goes on and on.
I am also forever grateful for having traveled the world with Flight Attendant friends working for Ports of Call Travel Company in Denver.
From Ports of Call Travel Club days in the 80’s and 90’s you can visibly see seasons change as we grow a few more “mature gray” hairs and physically we …… well, let’s just leave it at that! The details are simply too numerous to mention.
And pick this story up after celebrating in Denver the retirement of my dear friend Donna who circled the world WITH me as a FA for Ports of Call, but then went on to retire after having worked for 4 more airlines while I chose the life of professional Tour Director/Cruise Host. Needless to say the party was filled with memories. ‘Mem-ries… like the corners of our lives”
Tomorrow….. same time, same place.