Sunday, December 19, 2004

A State of Bliss

Today was my wedding anniversary. I got past that 1st year, aka a transitional year, but smooth transitioning for my husband and I; I got past that 7th year, aka seven-year-itch --no, there was no need to scratch; I got past that 10th year -- wow, a whole decade together. And I'm well on my way to "and beyond."

I thank G-d for my bashert, a wonderful, genuine, warm, menschlich guy, who also happens to be a great husband and father... and a definite Jack of all trades. Perhaps I was single a little longer than the average Modern Orthodox female, but I defined that "in limbo" status as "good things come to those who wait" or "G-d saved the best for last."

My children are truly a blessing -- they help keep me grounded as a person as I look at them in awe. I've learned to realize just how much of a miracle children really are. Fragile, a gift, a blessing (sometimes in more disguises than others!) be thankful for, not to be taken for granted.

If I could grant each of you a wish, it would be for you to be able to hold your spouse's hand in yours, your child's hand/children's hands in yours, and to let them linger there just a little bit longer than help you achieve a state of bliss...

1 comment:

Diver's Girl said...

Mazal Tov on the wedding anniversary. I enjoyed reading your blog. I am a Jewish girl (although not orthodox) originally from Toronto, so your blog caught my attention. Feel free to visit my blog at Your conviction and passion is clear in your writing. Give Tyson a squeeze for me (my dog's name is Doobie).