Reflections of 2008

16 Jan

Before we get even further into 2009 I’d like to reflect on 2008.  I got this idea from Anna.  Name your top ten occurrences of 2008 Mom, she said.  I thought for a bit and now, almost three weeks later, I’m finally getting around to doing it.

It’s hard to pick #1 but here goes:

1.  Seeing Barack Obama live & in person last February in Mpls.

2. Spending 5 days in NYC with Anna (the best tour guide there is).

3.  Finally letting my family in on my life these past 5 years.

4.  Getting my story of The Letter published in a magazine.

5.  Being a workshop speaker at the Women & Spirituality Conference at Minnesota State University in Mankato.

6.  Having Anna graduate from college.

7.  Spending time with my sister as she deals with breast cancer.

8.  Seeing WICKED (twice)

9.  Having a month off from work to reflect and relax.

10.  Gathering with family and helping at Maddy’s graduation party.

11.  Spending a week on a houseboat with my husband, my parents and my sister.

12. Marking the 5th anniversary of Liz’s death with a TV interview and a picnic at the U of M.

I realize I’ve got 12 things listed.  I couldn’t stop at ten.  Too many things have happened this year — most of them were good … but not all.

All in all, 2008 was a very good year.  But I’m very excited and hopeful that 2009 will be a good year as well.  How do you define a good year?  You continue to learn, to  love, and to give back.

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One Response to “Reflections of 2008”

  1. dawn sletten January 17, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    Wowsie Kimmy. That was great. I cant think of any for myself

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