Here we are! Twenty-one years ago today, this was the beginning of the Chairman and Co.
For being nearly thirty and having been on my own for some time, I thought I was very informed and saw the future through rose-colored glasses. And in some ways, I was right. But in some ways I was very wrong.
There were many things I didn't know that were in our future.
I didn't know that moving to Dairyland would be so wonderful. It took nearly a year, but my roots are deep and I love "home".
I didn't know that we would lose a sister and a daughter to untimely death.
I didn't know how my heart would enlarge and that the Chairman's family would be my own.
I didn't know I would have my own family living and mere hour or two away instead of five or nine hours away.
I didn't know about cell phones or social media or blogs or the World Wide Web.
I didn't know just how many dear friends of all age groups I would have when I moved. I am blessed with dear people.
I didn't know we would create our family through the miracle of adoption and that our family would be unique.
I didn't know what a golden retriever was and that now we are loved by our second pooch.
I didn't know that I would actually like skiing. It seemed frivolous and scary.
I didn't know the Chairman would agree to a cat in our lives.
I didn't know that we would someday be happy campers with a trailer.
I didn't know how much love multiplies.
I didn't know the Chairman would be be such a wonderful dad to our MYP. I had a hunch though..
I didn't know how much more I would love the Chairman today than I did then. Life's experiences can make bonds stronger.
So as we look to the unknown future, we really don't know much. But this one thing I do know. Life's good days are brighter and sad days more tolerable when you have your love and best friend by your side.