In 50 years…

Tonight I am burning 26 CDs with pictures I took from a 50th Wedding Anniversary- it’s going to take a while.  So I’m sitting here, thinking about where I will be and what I will be up to in 50 years, which is something I’ve never done before but do want to do more often….

In 50 years it will not matter if today was a “fat day” or if I was (barely) in the 150’s.  In fact, it wouldn’t even matter if I was in the 250’s or 350’s.

In 50 years it will matter to me that I took time to blow bubbles with Sammy today, in our comfy clothes in the sleepy morning.  I will be glad that I even poured our dish soap into his little container after he wasted all of his while trying to dump it on the cat. LOL Sorry Casey!

In 50 years it will not matter that my van is in desperate need of a complete makeover…that will never happen… 🙂

In 50 years I will be able to smile and remember the time we spent as a family, planting flower seeds in little plastic cups in our kitchen, when we talked about how charity is like a seed and if we nourish that seed we can grow friendships.  I will remember Sophia’s sad face as she explained how no one wants to be her friend, and how I said to keep trying, and cheered her on.  And she said she would.


In 50 years it will not matter that my hair was not as stylish as I’d like it to be.  But it will matter that I took the time to help the kids get ready for crazy-hair day at school, and I enjoyed every bit of it!

And in 50 years I will still treasure this piece of paper my little Michael rushed to make me after he learned that my foot hurt.  As he gave it to me he said, “It’s shaped like a diamond, because you love diamonds.” 🙂

My daily life right now may not appear like much to most people.  There are low moments where (I’m ashamed to say) it doesn’t appear like a whole lot to me.  But looking back at my life from 50 years from now, it looks like heaven on earth…



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