Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happily Ever After

This happy girl is a bit on the sad side today, just reflecting back about my life.  Thirty one years ago today I married the love of my life.  Today would be my 31st wedding anniversary.
Six years ago last month, ended my marriage of 25 years.  Six years ago a life long dream ended.  You know the happily ever after with the one you love and the one who loves you and growing old with someone who adores you.  It's the dream I saw my parents live.  It's a dream I pray for for my daughter.  Maybe that was just my dream.  But it was real.  It just didn't go that way for me.

I think, however, there is still a chance for me to live happily ever after.  It will just be different than the original dream.   It'll include the love toward and from my daughter, my grandchild/children, and my son in law.  It'll include the love toward and from my sister and her family.  It will include the love of my dog and riding my horses till my hearts content.  It'll include relationships with friends, travels, adventures, treasure hunting, hopefully good health, and love of life and country.  It'll include a lot of leaning on and faith in God.  He remains the answer and the safe place to be.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

While my parents are responsible for my dream, they are also responsible for my faith.  So I'll chose instead this day to be thankful.  My faith, after all, is what carried me through this six years ago. And I thank my parents and God for that.

Encourage One Another, continuing the journey on fresh paths
Blessings and love to you, xoxo.

1 comment:

  1. such a cute pic of your parents... i am sorry the ever after got cut short, i feel so blessed everyday i am with my husband, if anything happened to alter that i would think the world had been ripped out from under me so i understand your melancholy... you never know what the future may bring though, and that always makes each day special~