Sunday, January 31, 2010
I have spent the day Sparking, reading blogs of new plans, words of wisdom, amusing stories and some of sorrow. Forty years ago today I became a new bride with all the hopes and dreams of the future. There is no need to bring back the past except to say after 25 years the ending was a relief. My daughter was born 28 years ago today. She is a strong and beautiful woman who has met the love of her life. My sons also are good strong men and very good to their chosen ladies. My grand daughter is 22 months old. She has Down's syndrome and took her first steps last month. She has been through so much but is such a strong beautiful child. My daughter will have a stepdaughter who will be my grandchild also and whom I will love and adore.
I tried to make new Spark plans for February today but my heart just couldn't do it. Today I will cry for the lost dreams of a young bride and rejoice at the great gift of my four children and their families. I never found the love of my life but I must say I am very loved by many people. I don't have a lot materially but I am happy. My children have all put themselves through college and three are working in non-profit agencies to help others.
I hope you will forgive me for putting aside my Spark plans to reflect on the bitter sweet. Nola