Monday, May 23, 2016

8-0 IS GREAT-O !

Yesterday was my hubby's 80th birthday, and if you do the math, he's been on this earth for 29,219 days! That may seem like a lot to somebody who's seven, seventeen, or even forty-seven, but to me it seems like it should be way more than that!

Because...

Everyday for 80 years he's opened his eyes to a new and promising day, and everyday for 80 years he's closed his eyes knowing that he's done his best and is deserving of a peaceful rest.

Everyday for 80 years he's started each day looking heavenward for guidance and strength, and everyday for 80 years he's ended his day on his knees with a prayer of thanks on his lips.

Everyday for 80 years he's accepted each challenge with determination to succeed, and everyday for 80 years he's vowed to try even harder to make his dreams a reality.

Everyday for 80 years he's watched his family grow smart and strong, and everyday for 80 years he's exhausted himself so that they could do exactly that.

Everyday for 80 years he's been a friend to those in need, and everyday for 80 years he's been a friend indeed!

Everyday for 80 years he's practiced what he's learned, and everyday for 80 years he's gladly shared those lessons with those wanting to know.

Everyday for 80 years he's laughed at the many foibles in the world, and everyday for 80 years he's cried over the myriad of life's injustices.

Everyday for 80 years he's celebrated the accomplishments of others, and everyday for 80 years he's been satisfied to simply be in the cheering section.

Everyday for 80 years he's thought well of people no matter their circumstances, and everyday for 80 years he's been completely satisfied with how folks perceive him.

Everyday for 80 years he's known that life's a journey he's been blessed to take, and everyday for 80 years he's also known that someday life's journey will come to an end.

Now that I've had a little more time to reflect, I suppose 29,219 days IS a long time on this earth.
And one thing I'm absolutely sure of is that my hubby has made the best use of his time!

I wish him many more days and nights of happiness and health. 8-0 IS GREAT-O! But imagine how FINE-O, 9-0 WILL BE!