Saturday, January 1, 2011

5 of the 20 questions...

Here are my answers to the first 5 of the 20 questions Simple Mom has listed as a reflection on the past year. Head over there for all 20 to ponder for yourself...

1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?

The birth of my grandson!

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?

Back in April, following and watching the 2nd nodule grow inside my lung, exhausting all the second opinions on treatment, and coming to the conclusion that surgery was the only option.

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?

Finding out our oldest daughter is expecting a baby in 2011!

Our youngest daughter becoming an independent working woman, moving back to Atlanta, with a new job and supporting her own place. We are very proud!

4. What was an unexpected obstacle?

Physically for me, back to back recovery from lung surgery and a flu-like illness that put me back to bed. Not good when the incisions are still healing. It made for a very long recovery.

5. Pick three words to describe 2010.

Joy, anxiety, proud

I'll ride on joy and proud into 2011, and leave the anxiety back in the past!


  1. You have had quite a year, proving what a strong woman you are. Here's wishing that 2011 will bring you much better things, along with that new grandbaby! Happy New Year dear lady!

  2. I love blog posts like this. We get a peak inside your life even more than normal. You've had a full year...blessed with Carter and that nasty nodule. Makes you REALLY grateful for Carter, huh?

    I read your other posts. can't wait to see your kitchen redo. My dogs would go crazy too:)

    I'm so sorry you're still feeling your surgery scars. As if you were not in enough pain at the time. I hope and pray your next scan will be clean as a whistle. While my issues are not the same, my next scan is late February. Hopefully my brain will be clean and nothing new:) Gee...we have something in common:)


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