I love questions and I love searching deep within for the answers. The question I'm pondering at the moment is "How can I let go of what I can't control?" I'm working on the answer, I know it won't come today and probably not tomorrow. But I'm not going to give up on it because I know it will make life easier when I find the tools to just let go.
I'm trying to figure this out. I was recently sent an email where the following statement was made:
"I will definitely require FTP log-in information where the current website files are hosted. This is a must-have, whether you decide to leave the website on the existing server or host it on the server I use to manage all of my clients' websites (they have excellent tech support and are driven by 100% wind energy)."
The part I'm trying to figure out and the part I'm stuck on is the "driven by 100% wind energy" isn't that just a fancy name for hot air. Really? I don't think I would want my tech support described as "driven by100% wind energy" but that's just me! Tech support driven by 100% wind energy......I don't get it!
So Friday night we had the fun opportunity to spend the evening with two very energetic children; a brother and sister. Their dad is always willing to help us around the house do those things that we can’t always do (or want to do) without younger muscles and know how. Our Friday evening with the kids was great fun. Since we don’t have grandchildren in the area it was fun to be able to spoil these two and have fun playing with them while mom and dad were on a date. I miss not having grandchildren close by to spoil and play with. Their grandparents don’t live in the area either so we are a perfect fit. Their energy rubs off on me and makes me appreciate the younger things in life. It was so refreshing to spend the evening looking at life through their eyes. I love their tender hearts and honest souls. Children are the best, we can learn so much from them if we will but take the time to listen.
I remember my dad saying that all the time, "Give Me Strength." I don't think he said it in the same way as I'm thinking of it tonight. Lately I've thought a lot about the strength I gain from others.
Recently I read an article in Mormon Times regarding one family’s journey with loss. Out of their grief the mother has started a website entitled “A Good Grief” It strengthens me when I read of the hope and faith of this young couple and the stories that others have shared as well, as they journey through life after tragedy, loss, and disappointment. Another story caught my eye as I navigated through this website. This story of inspiration and strength gives me cause to pause and reflect on the “important” things in my life and the direction I’m going. I often reflect on the words of the song, Each Life That Touches Ours for Good.
Each life that touches ours for good
Reflects thine own great mercy, Lord;
Thou sendest blessings from above
Thru words and deeds of those who love.
Tonight I'm most grateful for the lives that have touched mine and the great mercy of a Father in Heaven who knows who to send to me to "give me strength."
There are just some things that are said.............that when they are said, by whom they are said become forever etched in my mind. When I hear the word or phrase again all I see and hear in my mind is the person who said it. They are phrases and words that take on a life of their own. Case in point.
"Excuse me I have a question?"
That phrase belongs to DL2
She was asking for driving directions......so polite that girl!
"Calm your bad self!"
That phrase belongs to D2
She said this to my boss, college student that she was;
Another number title. This time 788. What's up with that? Well 788 could mean a lot of things. But today it simply means the number of miles between me and D1. Today 788 miles is 787 miles too many. On days like this my heart aches when I think of all those 788 miles.
Thirty-seven years ago today Mr. Man and I were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. What a ride it has been. We have had our ups and our downs. But thankfully more ups. We have laughed together and we have cried together; we have grown together as one. Thirty-seven years ago our love for each other was just a sprout today it has grown into a garden.
This anniversary of ours, this 37 years of marriage, is made even more amazing to me because a few years back I wondered if the number of years we had been married would ever equal the number of years collectively our children had been married. I don't know why I think of these things, but I do. Well this is the magic year; this is the one and a million mathematical equation; never to happen again. So........courtesy of my countess ways here it is:
D1 and husband will celebrate 14 years of marriage this year;
S1 and wife celebrated 10 years of marriage this year;
D2 and husband celebrated 8 years of marriage this year; and
S2 and wife will celebrate 5 years of marriage this year.
Now add up all their years of marriage and you get 37 years of marriage. So collectively they have been married as long as we have.........how crazy is that!