The Best is Yet to Come

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Finish the Sentence Friday

Okay, as I sit here trying to decide what to write I’m stumped.  I mean, I’m 38 years old, I’ve had some good years that I could write about. Or should I write about some decades before my time that I would have loved to have been a part of?  WARNING…you know this was a last minute post because of the lack of photos! 

After a good twenty minutes of searching for ideas and links to some favorite movies and TV shows I decided that I could NOT stick to one decade.

Seriously, the 70’s were pretty darn good, I mean I was born and so was my hubby!

Then, even though I resented her for many years, the 80’s DID bring my sister.

Though I hated my time in elementary school, I did graduate in ’89, so that made the ending of the 80’s perfect.

Even though I was so weird and annoying, I did graduate high school in ’93 and start college in ’95. Hell I spend the rest of the 1990’s in college and started teaching. So that was a pretty awesome decade.  

I continued to teach and earn my Master’s in ’00 and got married in ’01, so that was amazing as well. But then as we tried to become parents that didn’t go so well. I Those were some dark years, but at the end of the decade we finally became parents. In ’09 we we had our miracle, so what a way to end the decade, right? 

DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN? How could I just pick one decade to say was the best. I could say Dino’s decade rocked out all the others, but all those years brought us together. So without my childhood, awkward teens, college years and marriage, and infertility I may very well not have had Dino. 

Though, I am looking forward to the current decade. Dino will be starting kindergarten in the fall and leaving the day care he has known since he’s been 6 months. I was laid off and now am working again and despite the stinky commute do love what I do. There are so many things to look forward to, so many journeys to take, experiences to discover, and joys to feel I am looking forward to the decades yet to come. I miss my little baby, but can’t wait to see the man Dino will become. I know he is going to make the world a better place and I will watch with rapt attention and love. 

“My favorite decades are the ones yet to come.” 


The Best is Yet to Come — 10 Comments

  1. I love that you are so positive. I’m kind of stuck in a negative mind frame right now trying to force myself to think more positively, and I totally dig your inspiration. Thank you for that.

    • so late in replying, sorry. It’s not easy being postivie, but I don’t want to ever go back to the dark place I was once in. There was a time I didn’t want to wake up ever, but I know if I am positive it will continue. (((HUGS)))

  2. Love how your favorite is what is about to come and know what you mean about missing your little baby but looking forward to seeing the man he’ll become – I feel the same way. My son starts kindergarten in the fall as well and it feels so BIG. The rest of your decades sound full of some great memories too (with the exception of the dark times before Dino came into your lives). Great finish!

  3. It really isn’t easy to pick a decade. Maybe we’ll have a favourite one when we retire! I’m also looking forward to this decade, because I love seeing my son grow every single day 🙂

  4. I love this thought — my best decades are yet to come. Though I’m not at all sure what they will hold. You are so right. All our triumphs and tragedies make up who we are today. Didn’t know you were looking for a new job, but so glad that you found something you love.

  5. I have a little guy starting kindergarten in the fall and there’s just something about it that makes me a little bit sad. A part of me wants to live in a world where my kids are always the same age as they are now, but another part of me is also eager to see what they grow to be and spend the quality time with my wife that we’ll have earned by then.

  6. I love that you found the positive everywhere. I don’t know if I could look on my life and think that. LOL you graduated grade school in 89…I graduated high school in 88. For a minute I was confused and then I’m like…dang, I’m old.

    And I totally agree about all of those things culminating to bring you Dino. Well worth it.

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