Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I lived there and my formative years were spent living in Albuquerque. I still love and remember Albuquerque as a much smaller town than it is today. Today it’s size and population are huge compared to the time I lived there. I haven’t been home in a very long time, and I’m not sure that I will ever return there. Times change. People change. The call to return is no longer as strong as it used to be.
I was married to the same man for 34 years, until he died. We had and parented two children who are now adults that are still the joy of my life!!! I will never cease to thank God for these amazing gifts of life He gave me!
I hope that my life can be summed up this way. I hope that, at least once, I made someone smile or laugh. I hope that I made someone feel better about themselves. I hope that, at least once, I served with my heart and soul. I hope that I had fun!
My greatest joy and the most important task of my life, raising my children.
I hope that my children are loving and hopeful adults. (They are!) I hope that they will live continue to live their lives in the light of God being true to God and to themselves. I hope they remember me with joy and laughter.
My children were my greatest possessions, and, yet, they were just a gift to be cherished while life remained in my body. My children were gifts. I could cherish anything more than these gifts.
However, I have a secret dream. My secret wish is that one bead I made survives the ages and has an archeologist shaking her/his head about the person who made it! That idea still makes me smile.
Have you ever written your obituary? How did you sum up your life?