“All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”
I'd almost decided to shut the blog now come October when my payment is due. Facebook takes up so much more of my time these days. And I can actually communicate with my friends there. But then I tried looking back to find something and it was almost impossible. This is my journey and my little corner of the universe. And it is for me. And it is for Martin. Who enjoys New Years Eve when we scroll back through all we've done. I don't blog anymore. I do visit beloved friends I've made here when I can to see how they are doing.
Maybe I should call it my wournal instead.
Maybe I'll make it private.
The main thing is that I keep my journey for my own peace of mind. Even though I never write anything really personal, this front will bring back the memories of the details. The photos I keep here will jog the memory.
I regret that I haven't written more stories from the summer.
I didn't post about Darius the cat finally toppling over into the pond after all this time, leaning to see the fish...leaning just a little too far with that fat belly. And when he came out the dogs thought he was some pond critter, like a beaver I guess, and chased him when he ran away humiliated from being wet.
And yes, cats can swim and it is very cute.
I haven't written about the Friday Fry date nights where I lined candles up along the dock and all over the Black Dog bar and we danced to Van Morrison or Counting Crows under a million stars....beautiful reflections dancing with us on the water.
I didn't document how upset Caleb got with me on the looped-y-loop ride at Carowinds when I bribed him with a twenty to ride with me...how he accused me of being the meanest aunt in the world only to scream "It's AWESOME!!" through the loops. Leading all the other kids to follow suit and try the roller coaster as well.
So much I didn't write because I was too busy.
Thank goodness my camera is always with me helping me document our journey.
Thank goodness I took the time tonight to write these things down to remind me of later on.
Thank goodness and thank God for such a wonderful journey that I want so much to remember it.