It’s hard to believe another year is drawing to a close. Have you reached all your goals?
Wow! When I hear that question I immediately think of business, and career; but those are not the most important goals to me these days. Every morning my husband and I enjoy praying together and spending a moment in the word. We pray for each of our seven children. We pray for extended family, and friends. We pray for our community and those we know are in poor health, or in need. We pray for our clients, customers, and tenants.
This has not always been so, but since we began taking these quiet times together each day our relationship has grown. Our businesses have prospered, and our situation in life in general has improved for the better.
We enjoy spending time with family and friends. We enjoy helping each of our children succeed and pursue their dreams. If you had asked me 5 years ago if my son, Adam would pursue the same line of work as my husband, Charles, I would have doubted that to be so. But Adam is employed in HVAC construction for Data Centers today. He earns more than many of his equals with four year degrees. And he has the opportunity to continue to grow.
We are proud of our College Graduates, and the two soon to be graduating from college. We just attended the sixth young adults graduation from Nursing School! How awesome to see her smile because she is ‘Living Her Dream!’
We are blessed with the opportunity to dote on child number seven as he is eight years younger than number 7. People often ask me if he’s my nephew or grandson. Hmm, well as I had my first just a few years shy of 30 it would mean he or one of the others started young… thankfully, that is not so. My nieces daughter is only 6 months younger than daughter #3, but none of our children have children.
The great thing about having a preteen around when you’re in your 50’s… they keep you young! They want to go check out fun places like the Fiesta Ware Outlet in PA near his older sister’s home. Or a trip to the Land of Oz at Beech Mtn, NC. He doesn’t complain about taking a 4 hour trip to an Aunt’s home in WV to repair her failed heating system. And he loves to see all that join us at my Sister’s in Ohio for Thanksgiving each year!
The older we get the more we’re able to do that we had on our bucket list. The more we continue to grow and share with one another and with others. WE dream about the next decade of our lives and what we hope to accomplish for ourselves and others. We enjoy dreaming of places we would like to go.
Our lives continue to have ups and downs. We have been blindsided by college student loans that are not attached to any of our children – and yet we must repay to loosing all our chickens to wild life in the area. We open our home to others, and to beautiful cats in need of a forever home.
We enjoy learning new games like ‘Llama Drama,’ ‘Cards against Humanity,’ and ‘Jumanji to play with family and friends. We enjoy home parties where there is no judgement for enjoying a bit of moonshine and a game of ‘corn hole.’ We enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience with others to help them find a home or real estate investments. Life is the dash between two numbers and Charles and I enjoy living every moment of that dash. How about you? http://brokertccooksley.com, realtortccooksley.com
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