Friday, February 8, 2008
I found this forty year old picture in a drawer a couple of weeks ago and put it on the table in the den to replace a lost picture of a Florida sunset. (That picture got lost when I decorated for Christmas. I also lost my forty year old bible from my wedding but I found that this morning.) We had been married about 3 weeks. I think my sister in law, Freda, took it. There has been a lot of water under a lot of bridges since that day. We have been through a lot. We have had a lot of joys and some sorrows. We have had three little girls and and we love them so much. They have made our lives worth living and have made us proud as well as humble. We are very much aware nothing we have done has made them the amazing women, wives and mothers they are. I would like to tell you, if you are in the time of your life when you are caring for your children, that your life will change when they get older. You will never stop caring for them or loving them or wanting to be with them, but it will come back to you and your husband...and it will be wonderful. If you are like us, and had children soon after you were married, you may be surprised. I was....I found out what good friends we really were and why we were attracted to each other in the first place. The first time we went on a trip together, alone, I actually told him..."Hey, we have fun together...I really like you!" And it's just getting better every day. So, hang on girls, raise those precious babies and have fun with them. Hang on through all the sanding and rubbing up against the rough parts of each other...great days are ahead when you are a mature,wise old lady.