Wednesday, January 13, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons

Staying at my mom's every Tuesday helps me catch up on my sleep. My mom's house has the power to send me to bed early as it is very peaceful and quiet there. Not to mention I catch up on the many stories she has to tell. One thing is for sure I have been enjoying the time spent with my mom to the fullest.

Not too much going on these days besides the fact that the house is very empty. So not much new stuff to tell you, so I'll just continue posting excerpts of my "Life's a Dance" piece from almost five years ago.

Image borrowed from the Internet.

Come on in, grab a tall glass of Lemonade and make yourself at home while I continue telling you about these thoughts that invade my head and that normally stay there, well that is until now.

When life gave us lemons, we made lemonade. Our lives (mi chica’s and mine) took a turn for the best at the beginning of the millennium. You know that the saying goes “it will have to get worse, before it gets better”, well it did. But someone said that if you are made of the right material a hard fall might result in a higher bounce. I want to believe that we are made of nothing but the best materials, “pura materia prima” if you will. Talking about wake up calls and rude awakenings, well yes, we got ours and again the “no hay mal que por bien no venga” saying proved itself true. With the new millennium we adopted a totally new way of interacting; we opened our minds to new ideas, and opened new lines of communication. All of a sudden we found ourselves tuned to the same wave and thinking along the same lines, we stopped dwelling in the past and moved forward with our new found strength, and newly adopted good attitude. To date life is good and we look forward to each new day with optimism, now we remind ourselves of how much we love each other and have a good and at times comic way of communicating. From the ever popular happy face to the very exclusive “~ito” signature, to singing via email where it doesn’t matter if you are way off tune, it still reads the same. With the new millennium we adopted new ways of communicating and we have made them fun, each time improving our ways a little bit more.

2006 will mark our 25th Wedding Anniversary and I’m thankful for the chance and opportunity to reach such a milestone. We are living an era where moral values are not the top priority on people’s lists and to be able to say that we belong to the 25 year club is very cool indeed. You may think we are bragging about it. Well why not; I believe we earned that right. So in a quick reflection of the first 25 years together I will let Shania Twain summarize it for me:

(When I first saw you, I saw love.
And the first time you touched me, I felt love.
And after all this time, you're still the one I love.)

Looks like we made it
Look how far we've come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we'd get there someday

They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong

(You're still the one)
You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're the one I want for life
(You're still the one)
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

Ain't nothin' better
We beat the odds together
I'm glad we didn't listen
Look at what we would be missin'

I'm so glad we made it
Look how far we've come my baby

I have asked “mi chica” if she is ready for the next 25 and her reply was a reverberant yessss. So without further ado we will be the architects of our own future and will start immediately to lay and execute the plans as they present themselves to us. We are a force of two and we are ready to explore and conquer.

So baby, let’s dance, put on your dancing shoes and dance with me. It is not so hard to do, get with me and follow the rhythm of the next 25 coming years.




Tara said...

Very touching Jose!

Nikki said...

I love you're still the one for loyiel and I too... I'm sure people had their doubts! We're taking the long way too (at least it feels that way haha) but if we can match mom and you, I'll be more than content :)

Love u!

Pen said...

My Mom's been gone over 20yrs now. There are days I wish I could turn back the hands of time in order to have her back, but I know that God moves each generation forward to make way for the next. I'm in the silver years right now. :)

Wanda said...

You pen has a golden touch, Jose. I'm so glad you are sharing you life in this way. It's not only blessing me, but somehow I think must be part of your mourning process and how beautiful a process you are making it.

Don and I are also in the Sin the Silver Years, as Pen mentioned above. We are getting very close to 50 years... How I thank God every day for my precious Don..and you have reminded me to tell him so every day.

Loving you Jose

Wanda said...

I see a typo in my comment... and "sin" has nothing to do with it..hahahahahaha

Chely said...

LOL Wanda! I was wondering about that. It kindda sounded like fun though=D lol

ChrisJ said...

Love your writing and your sentiments. Think about you often and pray for your peace -- which I know He has given you.

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