Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another Year Has Passed.......

...and it feels moments ago that I was a small child....seconds ago that I became a wife and in a fleeting blink ... a mother. Where does time go?

As I think back on all those events in my life that took me down the path I walk today I think,"How Blessed I am!" Don't get me wrong I have had some sad and unhappy moments through the years but I have always considered those moments of growth. My belief that all happens for a reason and we grow in bad times and tend to be somewhat stagnet in good times. You know.....coasting along. Those moments helped me develop strength and endurance. They showed me that every moment of happiness and love is ever precious and should be treasured as a fine jewel...never to be replaced!

Remembering my young years I must smile as I can see that the dreams I had in those days long ago have since become the reality of my life.

Dreams of falling in love...
Dreams of getting married...
Dreams of a home and family...
Dreams of a career...
Dreams of watching my children grow into adults who follow their hearts and pursue their dreams.

I remember the birth of each of my sons....the joy and love that filled my heart beyond a capacity that I didn't even know I had. Their tiny faces, hands and feet moving in rhythm with my heart. As I held them closely and felt their hearts beat with mine I prayed for them to know that I loved them with a love greater than I could imagine.

Through the years they have shown me the meaning of life....They are what life is all about...They give me my eternity on earth.

My husband has always allowed me to pursue my dreams. As I enter these twilight years where my career will soon close and I will move to a time where I can spend my days playing in my art studio, my heart and soul is filled with smiles and overflowing with love.

Trust me....turning 62 is not an ending but new beginning...I am now counting not years but months until I can close my career days and begin the playing of my life. I feel as though I am nearing going full circle in life....play, work...then back to play.

Thank you, my husband, sons, daughter-in-law, and grandsons for giving me joy, happiness and a wonderful life! You EACH fulfill my being!

Thank you, mom, for giving me life which I enjoy to the fullest!!!!

I LOVE all of you!!!

7 comments:

karriann elkins said...

Wow, Marilyn! What a lovely post. And a very Happy Birthday to you. Your words are reminders of that which is ever clearer with each passing year-life is indeed a journey and how it feels to us is purely the result of how we feel about IT! I love your attitude and am reminded, once again, of how very blessed I am as well.

Ro Bruhn said...

What a lovely post, it mirrors my own thoughts exactly. You need the downs to appreciate the up times, as long as there are more ups than downs. I'm a great believer in things happening for reasons too. I'm fast approaching sixty and looking to maybe work part time so that I can get my art career going full time.

amyrehnae said...

This made me cry. Wow. I can't wait to meet you at Artfest!

makehasteslowly said...

Sweet, as my kids would say. It is wonderful this stage of life - all the wisdom gained, as you so eloquently express. Thanks.

robin dudley-howes said...

Thanks for coming by Marilyn. Happy birthday and what a heartfelt post. Got me a little teary eyed. Have fun in PT.
oxorobin

Barbara said...

what a great post...wish you more and more lovely years ...and...hope its all right when I copy some of your words to my blog because many of your words are also in my mind....
I am ten years younger but I will be happy, when life gives me the chance to have creative and peaceful days in future...
Happy easter
Barbara

Lorna said...

Wonderful message Marilyn and I couldn't agree more. I retired 2 yrs ago and while it's an adjustment at first like all changes I do have so much time now to play! Although, with grandchildren close by, not as much as I thought, but basically my days as my own now and it's grand! Wishing you a happy retirement. Lorna