Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I Love My Life

Today, a beautiful person and friend mentioned how much she envied my life.

My first instinct was to apologize. Go figure. Then I thought about it...

I'm overweight, I drink and eat too much, and I'm pretty damn shallow at times. But I look at my life, sometimes, through my father's eyes. What would he say to me this day...?

I honestly believe he would be proud of me - and of Joe - and the life we've made. Forget regret and improvements that are needed. I'm a soul that's been a work in progress for thirty-plus years, with many more to go. I care for Life, I care for the Earth, and when I see the hardwoods in the winter I dream of my father and his love for their silvery embrace. I have a very good life.

And when I watch the sunset from our porch, I know he's proud of us. I'm proud of us.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done, Beth! Reading this post was the perfect way to start my day! We should all be as gentle with ourselves. I'm proud of you guys too!
Kristin

Lorena said...

Well said!

Eric K. said...

Having had the honor of meeting your Dad on several occasions, I would say undoubtedly that he would DEFINITELY be proud of you! You have brought a lot to this world, and he knows it.

I always like taking little mental inventories like this - makes me realize how blessed and fortunate I am.

Amy said...

You just made me cry.

And I know your dad is proud of you.

Pam said...

Lovely post from a lovely person.

jacquieblackman said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing!