Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Last Breath List

The idea for this posting came courtesy of Jessica Lemmon, so thanks Jessica.

Yesterday a blogging friend of mine did her post on her bucket list, or what she referred to as her "Last Breath List".

It got me to thinking.

Instead of writing a list of all the things she wanted to do before she died she composed a list of all the things she would be grateful for as she took her last breath.  By the way you can read her post here.  

View from Our Beach
So here is my "Last Breath List" and all the things I want to remember.  I think, no I know I will remember, because these are those moments that have helped shape me into who I am today.

  • Leaving home for good and venturing out into the world on my own and having Gram pass on these words of wisdom, "You learn to take care of you before you look for someone else to share your life with because you need to know you can do it."
  • Seeing Bon Jovi in concert for the very first time.
  • The day I joined the Navy and took the oath.
  • First date with the hubs sharing wine coolers while sitting on the sea wall in Okinawa, Japan.
  •  Hosting my very first Thanksgiving where I did the cooking of the turkey and realized that I left the bag of extra parts in the cavity.  Yum.
  •  Buying our very own home.
  •  Holding my godson and smelling that baby smell.
  •  Saying goodbye to my Gram for the last time.
  •  How I feel when I write.
  •  Sitting on "our" beach and feeling like the only one for miles around.
  •  Being awed by fireworks.
  • Hearing my husband say "I love you" and knowing he means it.

So come on, now you gotta do it.  Share you "last breathe list" or just give me one.



Jessica Lemmon said...

This is a great list, and now I'm misty-eyed. AGAIN. ;) And I'm honored at the mention.

Linda G. said...

Great list, Kelly! I loved Jessica's post, too, and will be composing my own Last Breath List soon. :)

Candyland said...

Great idea! I may do my own post too! But for now, I MUST tell you how much I *adore* you. Yep, that's pretty much it.

MOLLYC said...

I also did a blog post called "The Bucket List," but it was tongue in cheek. I really liked this one. Thanks for sharing it! molly

LReneeS said...

Hey Kelly, sorry about that. I totally forgot to even mention that. I don't have a twitter, thus why you were not able to find me on there. Sorry. You can, however, email me. I'll email you first so you can get back to me and I can actually receive your message.

Happy writing,

LReneeS said...

I should compose my own very soon. Great idea.

Happy writing,

LReneeS said...

Made my own list. Thanks for the suggestion, Kelley.

Happy writing,

Alyson Peterson said...

Having my sons trumps almost everything on my last breath list. I have absolutely no regrets that I married way too young, married the right man and had babies very soon afterward. We were poor as church mice, but I have loved every minute of it. It is because of them that I discovered my love for writing and life. If I died, I would know my life was worth every minute.