WHAT HAS CHANGED
What has changed with you in the past year, 3 years or even 5 years? That is what the suggested blog topic for Day 7 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. When I wrote about this topic last year, I first thought that nothing changed until I put my thought process to work, then I realized there had been many changes. You might be interested in reading about the changes that I didn’t think about – What Has Changed From Years Past
So I put on my thinking cap and once again I realized there were many changes during the past year. The first one was a major change, last year starting in May we learned about a large tumor our 20-year-old granddaughter had in her chest wall that was pressing on her heart and lung. The next 6 months were agonizing while she was going through scans, tests, and biopsies. It was in August when we learned the tumor had infiltrated into her spine and now the surgery would be even more delicate. We made many trips to Ohio to be with Alexandra for every appointment and her surgery but wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s been almost a year since her two-part 12 hour surgery and she is on the road to recovery from this scary ordeal. This is a blog I wrote about her long-awaited surgery
– Finally Time for Alexandras Surgery
But that’s not all that changed, hubby and I had some exciting “happenings”. The first was on July 29 when we celebrated out 50th wedding anniversary and went 1000 miles back “home” to St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church where we were married on July 29, 1967. We renewed our vows exactly 50 years later and I even told the Priest we’d be back on our 75th! After meeting on a blind date on December 25, 1965, hubby and I have been in love forever. This is our
– Beautiful 50th Wedding Anniversary
The second change was when hubby’s mom turned 100 years old on September 17th. Again, we made the 1000 mile trek to upstate New York where we planned a surprise birthday party for ma. Since we had just moved her into independent living, along with family members, some of the other residents came to celebrate with her. But the icing on the cake was when her 29-year-old great-grandson who had just returned from Iceland where he and his wife celebrated their one year anniversary, drove up from New York City to surprise her. He brought their two little pups and ma was so excited to see both CJ and the pups.
As if that wasn’t enough change for a year, the following week was my 50th high school reunion so we stayed in the area for the reunion. It was fun to re-connect to classmates, some as far back as Kindergarten! The planning team did great and if it wasn’t for our name tags with our high school yearbook picture on them, we may still be wondering who’s who! I’m in the process of writing a blog about the entire weekend festivities to share with the classmates that couldn’t make it to the reunion.
We stayed at a new hotel that was on the banks of the Mohawk River in Schenectady and what a beautiful stay we had! I was so impressed with everything from the room, the staff, the view and the food that I wrote a blog review and shared it with the Landing Hotel. If you are traveling to upstate New York, I high recommend this hotel and you can see some of the highlights here – Magnificent Landing Hotel
Along with the great room and service at the Landing Hotel, their staff is over the top. I lost my necklace while we were there and I never thought I would see it again. Here is my blog about my beautiful sentimental necklace my hubby gave me on our 45th Wedding Anniversary
Some people have changes in family or work, I had so much excitement in the past year and these changes will never happen again! So what has changed with you?
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