Monday, December 31, 2012

My Way

"My Way"

And now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain
I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and ev'ry highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way

I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way,
"Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way"

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

Yes, it was my way
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 This seems so appropriate for the end of this year of self discovery.
This year, I didn't accomplish all of my goals.
And it's okay.
What I did do was learn to accept myself as I am.
I have learned to accept my life and my circumstances.
I decided to get off of the path that I was on (that now seems so destructive)
and forge a new trail.
I learned that I am okay.
I am crazy, eccentric, strange, brusque, and loving.
And that's okay.
And this year, I've tried to live my life in a way that I accept, that I feel good about.
So, if you don't like me or the things that I do, it's your loss.
I am married to an amazing man who loves me as much as I love him.
I have 60 kids who are sure that they can't live without me.
I have a family that loves and supports and accepts me.
And, most importantly, I am a child of God.
And He created me.
So....
In the words of the ever daring Coco Chanel-
"I don't care what you think about me.  I don't think about you at all."
(did you see what I did there?  I channeled a fashion icon and a music icon in one post!)

So, come on 2013.
Hit me with your best shot.

2 comments:

Sherry_kay said...

I love you Kati!!!

Heather K said...

I think you're amazing katie... absolutely amazing. I love you dear cousin. Thanks for being real :)