It's not often when you can pinpoint the exact moment when your life changed.
there are occasions that mark momentous events - marrying your best
friend, the birth of a child, the death of your soul mate.
But those are the obvious ones.
am talking about something that seems totally innocuous on its face
but, when you look back on the arc of your life, you can actually say
“This. Here. This spot. This day. This thing that I did. That’s when my
life started. That’s when I embarked on the road that led me to the
exact place I am today. Without that one thing, everything would have
Today is such a day for me.
years ago today I had a first date with someone. That someone turned
out to be a man I spent some years with off and on, eventually even
becoming engaged to him for a short period of time. We never married and
eventually even lost touch with each other. Then through the magic of
Facebook we reconnected earlier this year. He’s happy now, married, and
But that is not the point.
The point is if I had not started seeing him, other things would not have happened.
I would not have worked where I did and I would not have met and married my first husband.
if that hadn’t happened, I would not have wound up in Pennsylvania
working at a place where I finally met the love of my life.
My soul mate.
The man whose life completed mine.
I guess the fact that I am approaching 70 years old in a few months is making me feel introspective.
And 50 years is a long time no matter how you look at it.
don’t regret that day at all. I was lucky to have known a very nice
person who I still like today. I’m glad we have reconnected, even if
it’s only on the Internet. It completes the circle, so to speak and I
know John is ok with it too.
Truly, I am in awe how life works out.
If not but for...then this wouldn’t have...
Have you ever felt that way? Can you single something out like that?
I feel lucky to be able to see the pattern in my life.
I am grateful.