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Nothing for Granted!


Not for granted

It is not Father’s Day, Husband’s Day, my beloved’s birthday or even our anniversary. It is an ordinary day. I worked all day at the boutique.

And like every other day the last almost four years, I have come home to a clean house, completed laundry and a delicious dinner. No, it is not a “maid” or someone trying to impress me or win me over.

It is my husband of 35 years.

Now before you start looking for a 3-D copier…he is not perfect. We bicker, I assume like all other 35 year married couples. He gets on my nerves, I get on his (hard to believe I know) but it is not a big deal anymore. If you’ve been married for a while you know how it is…we can bicker without even hearing each other’s voices.  Of course we know each other’s thoughts before we know our own.  

It is really kind of weird if you think about it…but I digress…

Often times I have not taken time to appreciate him. And I know that I could sing his praises when he was gone…but I choose to do it now. I appreciate all he does for me. I appreciate how he takes care of me while I work.

We are trying to stop more often and appreciate each other…and time together. There are too many people our age that have had their lives cut short by accidents, disease or even natural causes. We want to live our lives now and not wait until we actually have the time to do so. We want to live our lives enjoying those “moments”.

I do work two-part time jobs, and he is retired. But like so many, helping with aging parents and the everyday of life can occupy plenty of time.

But simply put……We have consciously decided to take the time for the small things. Now.

Enjoy each other. Appreciate each other. Take nothing for granted.

Stop. Smell the roses. Ride in the Jeep. Watch a sunset.

Say I love you for no reason. Give hugs and kisses. Take nothing for granted.

Life can be too short. God provided His peace….we just need to access it more often.

Phil 4_7


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,


*NIV Bible, personal graphics

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 59 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 43 years, married 40 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, He is ever present. ~Be Encouraged Today~

16 thoughts on “Nothing for Granted!

  1. A beautiful gift to your husband. Reading this reminded me that is lost and broken may not always be found or fixed, but that doesn’t mean we should toss it to the wind.


  2. 35 years is so admirable and commendable. It is not a quick stroll in the park. God bless you guys. Many more blessed years ahead.


  3. Enjoy every moment as if it is your last. Congrats on 35 years, you both must be doing something right. 🙂


  4. Well done both of you! Enjoy.


  5. Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    We need to take time every day to appreciate those in our lives. Life can throw a curve ball at any moment…
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