Conversations with our Daughter Melissa concerning things in her life sometimes end up with the answer “That’s not in my ten year plan”, Cindy asks about the possibility of grandchildren from her and you know the answer already “That’s not in my ten year plan Mom” well Melissa is looking to get married in about a year so we will look again in ten to see if this plan may have changed. Melissa has good ideas that I may not agree with sometimes and a lot that I am extremely proud of. Suzicate at the Water Witch’s Daughter had a very interesting post Ten Years From Now that got me to thinking about Melissa and just what her ten year plan may be, so as a challenge I am going to attempt mine.
In Ten Years:
Cindy and I will still be retired and enjoying life, I hope to be traveling and finding things to see that I have not already seen, road trips are so much fun for me although I don’t drive near as far at a time as I used to, I have found you see more when you travel less so in ten years I plan for to be seeing a whole lot more than we do now. I keep hoping to buy a Trike to get out on and maybe in ten years I can talk Cindy into riding with me once again like we used to on my motorcycle, if not we will still travel regardless of the vehicle.
I will have a grandbaby pushing ten years old, and my plan here is to be enjoying all the time I can get with this one and any others who may come along, I see myself still mowing those three acres I joked about but with a little one sharing the tractor seat asking me questions and listening to my stories about life.
I will be closer to my ten-year plan than Melissa is because those kids she doesn’t have in her plan, will be some of the ones I will be spoiling.
Randy will still be kidding me about finding a nursing home for me without cable, well Randy if it comes down to this at least get me an internet connection because I plan to still be researching our family as it will be a whole lot larger then and hopefully I will have a few more readers on my blog because I do enjoy this.
Tim and Elisa will have a whole group of kids and will be shipping them a few at a time to us just so Papa and Granny can give them some of our words of wisdom.
All of our kids will be established in their careers and happy, they will all be communicating with us as most of them do now and for the ones that choose not to, I hope they are still happy with their decisions.
I will be able to eat anything I want because there will be treatment options for Diabetes that work so well I wont even have to check my blood sugars, kind of sounds like a cure doesn’t it, I seriously hope for a cure because in ten years there is no reason that any more children should be diagnosed with this condition.
I will be looking at my 60th birthday and I plan to not take it as hard as I see me going on about my upcoming 50th, I view life as a blessing and as you all know I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes thirty five years ago and I actually had a doctor say I had about twenty years of life to enjoy, I also have had several men in my family die at age forty two of heart disease, I have passed both the twenty year mark and the age forty two mark so I have beat the odds that I so feared in my head, Fifty scares me for some reason but in ten years I will long have forgotten that fear, I do plan to wake up on the right side of the grass. Thanks Suz I stole this phrase.
I will be pissed if I am on the wrong side of the grass and will be pushing up piles of dirt like the gophers do because I want to accomplish a whole lot more than pushing up piles of dirt, I don’t like getting pissed so I don’t plan on this option.
In ten years I look for our family to be a lot closer than we are now, there will be a lot of changes in this amount of time some major and some minor, all in all I plan on following Gods lead and to be faithful, I want to continue enjoying what I do because worrying about what may happen rather than enjoying what is happening will only make those years roll by before you realize they are there.
Life is Good and in ten years it will only be better.