Wednesday, June 03, 2009
No, it's not my birthday.
Wish it were and I was counting birthdays, but no, I'm counting the real challenge of life -- marriage. Yes, indeedy, DH and I are truly celebrating 42 years of bliss. Well, maybe 2 years of bliss and 40 years of love, devotion, comfort, security, being best friends, each other's support system, taking turns being the wise parent, and each other confidant.
I am very thankful to God for giving me the commonsense to choose the man I did, the wisdom to grow and learn from our mistakes and experiences through the years, the flexibility to not always have to get my way, the patience....oh yes, lots of patience.
I'm feelng very pleased with myself for where I am in life and who I am with in this journey. The God-given gift of our children and grandbabes cannot be surpassed. I can't imagine life without them.
I love anniversary celebrations. It is wonderful to try to look at your world through the eyes of youth. On our wedding day, I doubt if we actually imagined being married for 42 years. It seemed so far off, and yet, here we are. I feel like the same person, the same voice within is me. Okay, yes, the body may be a bit different.
Once again, this week, I am realizing it is all about choices. Some good, some bad. The good ones, like living each day of your life with the person you chose and making it work, give you great benefits and satisfaction. We live with the consequences of the bad ones, too. I am at choice every day. It is more important than ever that I take real care of myself and make good choices. What I eat, what I do, what I say, who I choose as friends, how I spend my time, how I show love for my family, what I create, how I love God and mankind, these are what are important and what make me the woman I have been and have become.
I did good! I pray that God allows me time to make more choices and live each day to His honor.
If I had it to do all over again, I would, bumps and all.