Saturday, July 22, 2006

moments, milestones

“Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments”

 Rose F. Kennedy, mother of John F. Kennedy

I look back over my life and I can see lots of moments that became milestones. Sometimes those moments are moments that we wished had never happened but they cannot be changed now. Life is made up of all of them, good and bad. Death, birth, that peaceful moment right before dawn, the light touch on the hand and the kick in the head, all add up to our moments that make up our life.

 I can think of so many moments that are my milestones. The death of my parents, each one shaped my life in different ways. The birth of my daughter, her creation only took a moment, her birth another moment. In another moment, I almost lost her. My granddaughter is another moment that shaped my life. With the coming of her into my life, life became joyful again. Another moment, a look across a crowded room, a kiss under the stars... Other moments not so pleasant to remember, hands on my throat, a fist, a kick, drugs and drink... Hard to think of them as milestones but they were, they were a part of my life that shaped me and made me who I am today.

One important milestone in my life was on April 15, 2004, the day I made my first entry here. There have been people to come and people to go thru here, there will be more to come and go. Each and everyone of you are moments in my life that I treasure.

11 comments:

  1. Celeste what a lovely entry ~ Ally

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  2. Your journal was the first I read. And I still don't know how I happened to find it! It has been a joy to read your entries each day. Thank you.

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  3. So true! Every cloud has a silver lining. Even when the experience isn't pleasant, we can still learn from so as to hopefully avoid it from happening again.

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  4. YES, LIFE FORMS US....I AM GLAD YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE CELESTE, AND I AM GLAD THAT YOU HAVE YOUR JOURNAL HERE....AND I TOO TREASURE YOU AND ALL MY J-LAND FRIENDS!
    YOUR DAUGHTER, PAT AND BROOK ( AND US! ) ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU!
    LOVE YA,
    CARLENE

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  5. I'm so happy to be your j-land friend. Paula

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  6. What a sweet thought!  -  Barbara

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  7. Nice entry.  

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  8. Very thoughtful! Have you been out in the sun too long, lol?

    xoxo

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  9. Aww...you got me all misty eyed!

    Stop that!

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  10. hestiahomeschoolJuly 26, 2006 at 8:54 PM

    This brought tears to my eyes....

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  11. I have enjoyed the moments spent reading your journal.
    Funny how people you have never met can touch your life
    Terrie

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