Friday, January 1, 2010

To the next 10 years....

Here is a look back, over the past TEN years...

I started out the new millennium as a first time home owner,
since then I have lived in 5 different homes.
I have worked as a children's artist, office manager,
and a retail manager but,
I spent most of the past decade working for David's Bridal.
I have been a bridesmaid exactly 4 times in the past 10 years,
and sewn countless bridesmaid dresses (and Wedding Gowns)
I have been out of the country 4 times including 2 cruises
I have swam with dolphins and snorkeled
I have had my toes in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
I shopped on Rodeo Drive,
walked on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,
And put my hands in the exact spot that Marylin Monroe once touched.
I have learned that Panama City Beach is the best place to vacation within driving distance.
I have learned to LOVE wine!
I have passed out 3 times from drinking too much but,
have never gotten sick from it!
I have had my heart broken,
I have fallen out of love.
I have gotten divorced
and survived it!
I have become a strong woman.
I have been on blind dates and dated online
My family looked at me like I was crazy but,
I met the love of my life
I put it all in God's hands and
My love asked for mine.
I moved to Georgia and missed Texas like crazy
all for love.
I married again,
this time under a tree in the summer sun.
We celebrated our vows in Savannah that night,
I have been back countless times since then.
We have walked hand-in-hand on the beach more time than I can count.
I have learned to dance.
I have lost a grandparent.
I am thankful that it has only been one.
I have longed to be a mother
and I have become a step-mother.
I have watched my sweet Emily grow
from a shy little girl, to a beautiful young woman.
I have had held 3 nieces,
I am waiting to hold the 4th.
Each of these precious girls bring joy to my heart.
I turned 30!
I have lost my four-legged best friend
and gained 2 new fur babies
I have been to see Britney Spears, Kiss, Aerosmith, Rascal Flatts, Gary Allen and Blake Shelton
in concert
I have experienced a house fire
I have become a land owner and a home owner again.
I have learned to slow down and breathe.

Ten years ago, had I known what my future held, I might not have believed it.
I can't wait to see what the next 10 years may hold for us!
Welcome 2010!


artbrat said...

Hi Brittani, I followed your link from Mother Henna's heART swap. What a wonderful post this is. I love that you dont hide the bad, but you surely dont highlight it either. The good and the bad combined is what makes us what we are and we need to acknowledge all of it. Anyways, this post made me smile and think about my many blessings. Thanks for a nice quiet moment of reflection.