Oh 2009, how I will cherish the time we had together…precious time…so fleeting. You saw me through so many things and now, well, now you are leaving. It’s so hard to let you go, especially knowing that I will never see you again, but the memories I have of you belong to me forever.
Oh 2009, thank you for the baptisms of five of us (me, Tony, Little Tony, Dev, and DeeDee) and the dedications of the other two of us (D’Lo and A’D). Such a great experience to share with my precious family. The departure of Fayzonn and Star were difficult, but the high school graduation of Antone was a proud moment indeed. The wedding of the year (Shade and Devon) was a definite highlight of 2009 and one of my heart’s most cherished events…made me really feel the fruits of our labor. Speaking of labor…my perfect, precious, chubby, juicy, amazing A’Darius…my son, my last child, I love 2009 the most because of the arrival of my baby – on my very own birthday to boot, thank you 2009 for that!
2009 saw me through the entrance into high school of my oldest child, the celebration of a “period party” for my first daughter, the beginning of the last year of grade school for my third baby, and of course D’Lo, how he has grown throughout the year…finding his sense of humor as well as his incredible sense of “bossiness” (if that’s even a word). Just last week, we celebrated the “last of the first” Christmases with A’D.
I am so, so thankful for you 2009…I even love you…and I am sad, sad, sad to see you go. I will try to remember every piece of you as time continues to cruelly fly by…Farewell Sweet Friend.