Milestones. It's funny that we can't remember all of ours but I have profound memories of all my children's milestones and was fortunate to be there to see almost every single one of them. Actually, my son's first steps were caught on our video camera. We were filming outside that day and got his very first steps on tape. You can still hear the thrills of our voices on it.
My daughter was speech delayed and while I don't have her first words on video, I remember it SO clearly. I had determined that this child had gotten away with pointing too long and if she wanted something, she was going to have to ASK for it...and when I finally won, it was because she desperately wanted Cheerios (which came out something like Cheero). It wasn't Mama or Dada but she was talking!
Back at 100,000 points I posted about having a small write up (actually a note of recognition I wrote to someone was published) in Woman's Day. She was someone who first told me of Feng Shui and encouraged me to look into it. I was hoping Deborah Rose would find the article or my post:
100,000 Points and One HECK of a Journey: DETERMINATION....A Feng Shui Story
Instead, I had this shocking email come to me; it was from my long lost cousin who had moved away 14 years ago and we had lost contact not long after.
You Can't Always Get What You WANT.....by Feng Shui Long Island
I did not know how she was doing or what she'd been doing for many years. She did not know I had become a Feng Shui Consultant although she has an interest in it--and just happened to be reading Woman's Day Magazine that morning.
I had the absolute blessing of reconnecting with family just over the holidays. I not only got to see my cousin but her husband and daughter along with her sister (another cousin) and her husband. I thought to have it at my mother's house so she could see them as well and my other Aunt and my children showed up. It was a wonderful reunion and you would have thought we'd all seen each other yesterday! My children were able to meet their second cousin and we've even discussed trying to get the entire family together for a whole reunion. What a nice thought! I was very close to my cousin Mary, we have stayed at each other's houses growing up and while we remembered some of the same things, we also had some different memories of so many occasions it was difficult to fit it into the day...They were only visiting here from Virginia.
When I hit ‘submit' on this post, it should be my 200th post....another milestone. And I wonder what I had to SAY through so many posts. But I couldn't think of anything nicer to post then a reunion with someone I love so much....Thank you, Couz; and Thank YOU, Activerain for allowing me to post this!
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and is the Founder of Feng Shui Long Island, providing quality Feng Shui Consultations for New York City Apartments, all of Long Island and for those at a distance by phone. Feng Shui Consultations are available for homes, apartments, businesses, offices, corporations, Realtors, renovations, pre purchase and new construction. All consultantions are personalized and affordable.