God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Evening

"...a human life is nothing but a puff of air."
Psalm 39:6

I'm getting a late start on my Sunday posting today & the quote I am using here may seem rather an odd choice but it came to my mind last week while in my doctor's office.  John & I were standing at the receptionist's desk paying my bill & I noticed her wedding ring set.  I am always noticing the jewelry that people wear.  I love jewelry which is why I'm studying gemology.  Anyway, I told her that I thought her wedding set was beautiful.  She thanked me & said her husband picked it out all by himself.  I smiled & said "He's a keeper!"  She said "We've been married for 5 years now."  I nodded over to John & said "Before you know it, you will have been married for 35 years like us!"  She then said "Oh, that's a long, long time from now."  I just smiled but inside I laughed a little.  I'm guessing that all you ladies who are around my age would've done the same but perhaps my younger followers feel exactly like that receptionist.  It boggles my mind sometimes how quickly life goes by.  It seems like John & I just celebrated our 5th anniversary yesterday & here it is 30 years later.  Every once in a while when the subject of children comes up someone will ask me "how old is your daughter" & I will say "32" & then I will think good grief ... I was just 32!!!  Or someone will ask my age (like my new doctor) & out loud I will say "57" & I almost start to look around the room to see who this 57-year-old woman is answering that question.  I don't feel like I'm 57.  I don't even feel like I'm 32.  I still feel like I did when I was in high school, dating that cute boy named John & dreaming that one day I'd marry him.  Life does go by quickly.  That receptionist will realize that one day   : )       

4 comments:

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Oh Shirlee, what that receptionist needs is a child and she will learn that lesson all to fast!!! 24 year for hubby and 2 boys now out of college... I scratch my head to how fast it all happened... I am not 45... a hip 21??? LOL.... OLM

renee said...

Amen! It flies right on by! Hard to believe I will be celebrating 40 in a few weeks, and then I'll have an 18 year old and a 15 year old, AND also celebrating 19 years of marriage! LOL! It seems like a long time ,but then it doesn't. I say, just try and enjoy each moment~ not all of them are pleasant, and it's always interesting, but we just keep going forward because that is what we have to do!
Hang in there friend!
Hugs,
Renee

Trace4J said...

Celebrated 27 years in April and still dont know where the time has gone. Also seems just like yesterday when my man was tormenting me in school..hehe
Thanks for sharing and bringing back some sweet memories friend!
Hugs Trace
www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

bettyj said...

Well as a "mature"(lol) woman, I am here to tell you life does fly by. The phrase,"Life is what is happening while you are rehearsing" is true. That is why I say life is short, have only the people and things around you, that you love. Good post Shirley. I think it makes a lot of us think.
betty