Wednesday, August 27, 2008

August 17th

I forgot to post on August 17th; this is a special date; this is my lucky day.

August 17th is my aunt and uncles wedding anniversary. They took me in as a teenager and gave me a wonderful, caring, loving environment to finish growing up in. If it weren't for them, I am so very sure I would not be where I am today. This year makes 29. I also admire their love for each other.

August 17, 1998 I left for Sweden. August 17, 1999 I returned home. I returned with determination to get a college degree. 5 years later, after going through undergrad and graduate school, I received my first job offer. It was exactly 5 years, to the date, from when I returned from Sweden. It gives me chills to think that I achieved a goal on the exact 5 year mark.

This year, about 2 weeks before 08/17, I was calling around my area to inquire about volunteering to teach English. I got a hold of a woman from the local YMCA; Lilly. (which is also the name of my niece) Lilly and I scheduled a day to meet. That following Sunday wasn't good for me, I had to be up in Connecticut for Danielle's shower, so we planned on meeting the next Sunday. After I hung up, I opened my calendar on my cell to set a reminder... it was August 17th.

I'd like to think it means something.
I believe it means something.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Just imagine what could happen next year on August 17th!