Thursday, April 8, 2010

Significant & Formative Events in My Life

I like what my sister-in-law, Sarah, has done with one of her blog entries; that is, creating a chronological listing of what she calls "formative experiences" in her life. I wrote one of these for my life and posted it in 2008, but it's not current and needs some updating. So here goes:

1957 Being born. Without this step, there would be no significant -- or otherwise -- events in my life.

1977 Meeting Tim, my husband-to-be, at Southwestern University

1979 Graduation from Southwestern University (Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance)

1980 My marriage to Tim

1981 Moving to Rochester, NY for Tim to attend graduate school. Some very difficult and unhappy years for me.

1985 Moving back to Texas for me to attend graduate school (TCU)

1987 Graduation from Texas Christian University (Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy)

1988 My Dad dies at the age of 61

1989 Buying our first home and still living there

1992 Graduation from UNT (Master of Science in Library & Information Sciences)

1993 My Mom dies at the age of 55

1997 Starting first school library job

1999 Tim is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

2004 Last vacation with Tim to San Francisco (what fun!)

2005 Tim dies of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after a struggle of 5 years

2007 Taking an Alaskan cruise with friend, Sandy, a trip of a lifetime!

2007 My sister being diagnosed with breast cancer

2007 Taking an interim job as a church pianist

2007 Becoming a pet Mommy to Domino

2007 Taking the interim job as pianist as a permanent position

2008 Joining this church as a member

2009 In late December, reconnecting with my high school sweetheart, Teddy, with a visit from him during the New Year's holiday

2010 Falling in love again with Teddy and marrying him on March 15

2010 Living very happily with Teddy in Fort Worth

1 comment:

SarahBowie said...

What a timeline! You are still young and have had a full life already. Love, Sarah