Saturday, July 13

This is the day...this is the day...


A favorite song of mine from Sunday school and a good anthem for the way that I feel this morning.  Last night we closed on the loan (another big shout out to Vince Coyle and his team for that) and on Monday, Rob Zimmmerman and his gang of construction warriors will arrive to take down the deck and get this party started. 

I am not one to get preachy but standing on said deck this morning, I can't help but put aside my sarcastic, cynical self for 2 minutes and be very grateful for the things I have. A best friend for a husband, two amazing kids, an extended family that I adore, friends that I love, an impactful job, and all the other things that are important to me.  And of course, there's Buddy (who remains literally in the dog house this morning after destroying yet another dog bed). 

I will LOVE my new house - the big open kitchen, my soaking tub, the wood burning fire place and all the bells and whistles. We have worked really, really hard to make this happen. But really it's not what matters to me in life.  Four years ago this September when I found out I had a softball size tumor in my throat and heard the words "it has likely spread to your lymph nodes" from the endocrinologist I promised myself that I would always put life into perspective. 

I am not good at it and I haven't always lived up to my own promise, but I am daily reminded that there are much more important things in life than whether the granite I've selected is grey or taupe (ya hear that Signorelli????)

So at least for today and hopefully for a few more after that,  I plan to rejoice and be glad in it!  

Next post will bring pictures people!!!  Stay tuned (all three of you).