Holy smoke batman! Can you believe that 2009 has come and gone and 2010 is here and will surely fly by just as fast if not faster?
Looking back at 2009 I am proud of the new relationships I have been blessed with, the continued family bonding and support, the opportunities to continue working with my Young Marines youth and staff and more recently my girls from Girls to Young Ladies. I can also add that I picked up a new hobby - knitting, to my earlier passion of crocheting.
The last part of the year brought several wonderful announcements involving my son, the love of my life, honoring him for his committment, hard work, and abilities as a leader in the Milton Lewis Young Marines. He was 1st recognized as Young Marine of the Year for the Unit, then was selected by the 1st Florida Regiments as YMOY (for the state of Florida), and then before Christmas we were surprised with the announcement that he had been selected by the 3rd Division (6 states). This is such an amazing honor and brings with it many wonderful opportunities for him this coming year. More about all of this later.
For 2010 I look forward to staying involved in volunteering with both of these organizations, increasing my involvement with my church, finding ways to improve on my current skills and learning new ones, and working on a few other goals I have running around my head.
I would love to hear from others (you) about your plans for the new year and/or your reflection of last year, what are you proud of, what would you wish to change or forget about last year. Feel free to discuss here.
Happy New Year to each of you!