How did I get so darn lucky?

On the eve of my 59th birthday, I’m looking back on my life as of late.  I have been blessed with a wonderful husband and cherished child.  I’ve had a rough year to say the least.  After the election in 2016, my health seem to take a downturn, between having Bell’s palsy and not recovering completely to two knee surgeries, the last being a knee replacement.  To losing a job I had hoped to retire from.  I was glad to say goodbye 2017.

This is about my husband.  We met back in 1992 at work. He is the kindest and most thoughtful person I have ever known.  Over the years his positive qualities have rubbed off on me and I am eternally grateful.

He has put up with my multiple job changes over the years, and has always been supportive.  I am a job hopper to the ninth degree.  If I get a job I don’t like, I just look for another one.  I’m fortunate that my skill set allows me to do this.

The women in my family are known for being negative.  It is not a quality one would want to possess.  I’ve been lucky in that I have a husband who listens to me complain and tries to turn the situation around.  I have gotten much better over the years. I believe you are responsible for your own destiny, if you choose to be miserable, well that is certainly your choice.  I choose to be happy.

I’m in the home stretch for retirement, and my husband and I are planning for the next chapter in our lives.  During my recent knee surgery recovery, he has been a kind and compassionate care giver.  He brings me my cereal and juice every morning, as our bedroom is upstairs. After my surgery he made me my favorite dish, (he’s a fantastic cook) and I couldn’t eat it because I was so sick from the pain meds.  I was able to enjoy the dish several days later.

I’m not the neatest person in the world, and my husband rarely complains.   He knows I mean well, just that time gets away from me. He cleaned up the basement recently and let’s just say the majority of storage bins had my name on them.

When you find your soul mate, hang on to that person for dear life, as they will make your life so much more meaningful.  I look forward to the next chapter in our lives with the man of my dreams.

I love you to the moon and back Paul.

Older couple 1-13-18

54 thoughts on “How did I get so darn lucky?

  1. This was a great post and enjoyable to read. We have a lot in common. Although I don’t consider myself a job hopper, company closures have forced my unemployment and it has been difficult to find another job–especially one that I like. The election has affected me in the most horrific way. I’m not the same person I was before the filth became president.
    But–we are both blessed in that we have great husbands and children.
    All the best to you in 2018!!! XOXOXOXO

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your husband and a tribute to being positive minded no matter what all may be going on. Wishing you a bright 2018! Keep Smiling !
    And if it makes you feel better. I too have most of the storage bins! 🙂

  3. Happy Birthday! As I’ve gotten older, I try to surround myself with positive people. You are very blessed, but well deserving. Great read! Thanks for sharing & cheers to many more years together!

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