Hi, I haven’t been very active during the past couple of months, as those who follow me likely know. I’m going to try to start posting again at least with some regularity, but probably only a couple of times a week… I’ll just have to see. I have missed the contact and interaction with my blogging friends. Hopefully, I’ll get caught up also with what’s going on with all of you.
Last night I was just thinking about the challenges in life, as we all have them…. but that’s life isn’t it? The reality of living brings with it so many things. The challenges or problems or whatever word you want to use, also brings many blessings too. I don’t like to dwell on the negative aspects, without realizing that all of what happens in our lives brings us to where we are today.
Being retired and getting older gives one a perspective on the earlier years that have passed. Sometimes, I just want to tell those younger, not to spend time on worrying about how much money they think they need, or the size of their house or all the ‘things’ of life. I want to tell them that people, relationships, hope, forgiveness and really communicating with the ones they love; is where they will find their treasures.
Recently, when we were in the emergency department of the hospital, the nurse who was giving my husband an ECG asked how long we had been married, and when my husband said 52 years, she asked what she thought was the main reason was that he thought made it last. My husband said that quite simply was hard work; that the couples of today have difficulties instead of trying and working at it, they simply feel there is someone else maybe who they won’t have any problems with, and they just give up and move on! Of course nine times out of ten, they will still have similar issues. I don’t think there is ever a ‘perfect’ marriage. When I am asked the same question, my answer is usually that there are two main (not only) but main traits that are important; forgiveness and communication. Maybe that sounds too simplistic and of course there are a lot of things that are necessary, but when I recall certain times of friction in our marriage, those two things were lacking somewhere… at least for a time. Being Christian also, does not automatically create the always loving and ideal person…. we’re broken and frail, just like everyone else; the only difference is that while God doesn’t deal with perfect people…. because they’re aren’t any, He loves us anyway!
Well, in order not to make this too long for the first real post in a while, I’ll leave it there. Hoping to get back into the swing of things again, even slowly but surely.