“It's high time, I tell ya. No more messin' around. Time to lay these cards on the table And just throw it on out” –Blake Shelton
It’s a new year! Can you believe it? The older I get, the more the days meld together. Work, cook, clean (don’t hold this article too close…lightning may strike), laundry, chauffeur the kids, homework, church, sleep, rinse, repeat. BUT… it’s a NEW YEAR!
Yes, I understand. A day is a day. We could make some grandiose decision that will change our lives any time we like. There is something special about each January though. Be it symbolic or be it a true shift in the tide, we expect change at the time. Anticipation of the unknown draws us in and a new hope is birthed. For all of the geek-wives out there, this was a subtle Star Wars reference. My husband will be SO proud.
Speaking of my husband, many moons ago, we had been dating for several months. One day, out of the blue, he went insane and dumped me. Now, I may have added in the insane part, but this is my version of the story, so it’s my truth! I was broken hearted, but made sure not to let him know. I was and am an independent, fabulous woman! We were coworkers, so we had to see each other on a daily basis. A couple of months later, he pulled me aside and asked me out again. Being the ever-forgiving person that I am, I told him I didn’t like him, that I wasn’t even friends with him, so heck – no! He was charmingly persistent and eventually wooed me back into his arms.
Almost immediately thereafter, we were engaged. We’ve been happily married for over twelve years now. After we reunited, I remember asking him what made him decide I was the one. He said he was speaking with his mom about his life and his future. During the conversation, his mom suggested that he write down a list of everything he wanted in a wife. While writing that list, he had an epiphany. He thought, “I know this person!” Isn’t that super romantic!?! It makes me smile every time I think about it. From that moment, he determined to win me back.
In your list of goals for this year, what epiphany is staring you in the face? Most of our goals are completely attainable: be healthy, be a better spouse, stop smoking, spend time with family, spend less money. You KNOW how to execute. You just need to commit and realize it! Trust me, this commitment can be the best thing that ever happened to you! My husband is a treasure that I thank God for every day! You CAN do it! I believe in you! Remember, with God all things are possible!
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Desiree' is the executive event producer for Street Market. Her writing is dedicated to all things related to country living, home décor, travel and events, family, faith, and more. Check out her column in Arizona Real Country Magazine.