It’s Been A While

The Holidays. They are so fascinating to me. And maybe not for the reasons you might think.

It’s been 4 weeks since we arrived back in CA. And don’t get me wrong, it has been wonderful to be with our children, see some friends and spend time with my wonderful clients. I do love them all. AND I find myself slipping back into those habits we’d done such a great job changing.

I love JDT for the way she is able to push forward, regardless of what is put in front of her. She’s had more than a few obstacles since our return. Yet, despite those sometimes huge hurdles, she soldiers forward. I hate being one of those obstacles, yet here I am.

JDT went through old cards and notes over the long wekend. The image above was from a note my Grandma placed into a 1990 birthday card to JDT. You’ve read some of my earlier musings on my Grandma. There were a few things that struck me about this note. First, she was in her 89th year when she wrote this. OMG! What beautiful handwriting – those skills were so highly valued back in her life. She’d go on to live to be 99, and pass just two weeks shy of her 100th birthday. Second, her comment about Niels brings back such fond memories. He was less than 6 months old. And last, her comment about family takes me back to the days I spent at her house in Lower Diamond, Oakland in the early to mid 60s.

I have shared with you that my writings tend to be more extensive during my darker periods. I’m really sorry for that. AND I am thankful I have this platform to work through these periods.

I hope each of you have the most meaningful Holidays ever!!

Published by gat2jdt2

60 something retirees (or semi-retirees) learning to live differently

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