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35 years ago I was waiting expectantly for the birth of our first and, may I add, only child. This was the day set by the doctor when he ciphered out the due date. As it turned out, our son was three days late. It wasn’t a big deal. First children are often late.

Had he been born today, he would have shared a birthday with people like Wilbur Wright, Charlie Chaplin, Peter Ustinov, Henry Mancini, Herbie, Mann, Dusty Springfield Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Martin Lawrence.

On Saturday, he’ll be 34 which alternately freaks me out and excites me. It seems like just yesterday – oh whatever – you totally get it, right?

So he shares the day with TIm Curry, Paloma Picasso, Jayne Mansfield, Dudley Moore, Al Unser Jr., Ashley Judd, Hayden Christensen and Maria Sharapova.

I have a recurring dream that I’m in school, its the end of the semester and I’m late for an exam – an exam for a class that I’ve never attended. I can’t even find the classroom.

I’m not sure what this means but I’m glad I have a 34 year old son – even though that can’t possibly be the right age?



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Faith Walk

walk_jgp Life just keeps going on around me. I try to grab on and get dragged along for the ride. Then it occurs to me: I should be walking at my own pace.

I don’t need to rush into the craziness. I can take my time. There’s a reason things happen and while I may not understand the reason at the moment, some day it will be clear. Or maybe it won’t ever be clear. And that’s ok too.

I was telling someone today that when I lost my job last November, I knew it was the best thing for me. Look where it led! But at the time, I was a wreck. And why was that? Because of the unknown.

I really didn’t have faith that God had me right where I needed to be. Those first few months were filled with healing and grace. I can acknowledge that now. And there were days when I was living through it that I could acknowledge the healing and grace. I even had days when I was completely at peace.

But how quickly I forget the feeling of serenity and how quickly I forget to acknowledge the gift that is life.

Today’s prompt from Meme Express


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