"...a human life is nothing but a puff of air."
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 : )