Before I get to the haps, I would be remiss not to mention that this is the last day of the year, and the last day of the decade, as well. I began this decade as the mother of a toddler, pregnant with my second child, and am wrapping it up with four great kids. I began this decade living in St. Louis, and am ending it back home in Albuquerque. When I started this decade I was hoping to go to law school, and I still am (admittedly much closer to my goal this time.) Our family has come a long way in 10 years, and will be a lot farther along 10 years from now. If you feel so inclined, share with me your thoughts and reflections on the old decade or the old year. My favorite moment of the decade happened just about a year ago, when my son Danny, whom I had given up for adoption at birth in 1990, called me for Christmas for the very first time, which resulted in a beautiful beach vacation/reunion, where he got to meet his little brother and sisters. It was just magical.
They all get along beautifully, and we were blessed to get a new "daughter" with the reunion, Danny has a sister that we all adore, and who treats our kids like they were her very own siblings, so what could be better?