As a woman; I will never be "totally" equal to a man; and that is okay...
As a woman I felt the first flutter of life of my child
As a woman I was blessed with the gift of childbirth
These are moments in our life that only a woman can experience, and that makes us unique in our own way...
A man fathers a child, however, he never gets to know what it is like to give life to that child... to nurture during pregnancy, to feel those butterfly flutters that eventually become kicks, to experience the labor and the birth of a child... and you know what? I think that is great.. and I am truly blessed to be a woman, a mom and mimi... and I am blessed to have a man who will open up a jar for me that as I've gotten older, I may not be able to do, who will carry the groceries in the house for me, since my lungs will not allow me to... and who will stand by me and support me in my dreams.
As a woman, I know what it is like to be loved by a man and I never want to be "same" as any man; I just want to be respected.
What's on my mind? People who sometimes drive you insane, however you feel crazy when they are miles away; you love them to pieces, yet sometimes you want to shake sense into them; no matter distance or time, their love grows stronger in your heart and as the years pass by and time changes each, you look forward to each moment...what's on my mind? Family.
What's on my mind? A place in the mountains, where I can hear the birds sing, look at the night sky filled with all it's wonders and splendors; walk down to the river, sit and read, write a bit... a place where home and heart share the same space, a place where folk live simply, but elegant; artisans rule the roosts and box stores do not exist; a place where crime is something you see on the news, but not afraid of it in your back yard... what's on my mind? Home.
What's on my mind? Aches and pains of things that you do now that you used to do 10 times faster, 10 times harder and 10 times easier:) Reminders of yesterday and a youth that is slipping into the distance; but with that comes a wisdom and ability to appreciate and enjoy the simple things in life, like sitting in a chair while your grandchildren go ahead of you looking at the tigers and you reflect back on the days of outrunning them:) What's on my mind? Aging...
and like a fine wine... well sometimes, but sometimes it is slow and steady; and you know what? That is okay... I'd spend an hour sitting and reading a story to my grandchildren over running a marathon any day...
So, what's on my mind? As we see the changes in our world, keep in your mind the simple things in life, the things money cannot buy, the things that bring you the most joy-family, home, life-count your blessings and thank God for each one!
A year from now I will be 60--wow! My wish this year is for this virus to be over soon, for folk to look around at all the kindness that this has brought about.. yes, folk are panicking, folk are going crazy buying out the stores, and folk are scared; but in the midst of it all.. there are strangers shopping for neighbors they have lived next door to for years and never said hello; there are parents gardening and playing board games with the same children that they had no time for a month ago; there are people finding ways by Face time, Skype etc to reach out to their loved ones in nursing homes, who may only have gotten an occasional visit before all of this; there are parents learning patience as they learn to home-school their children; there are couples forced to stay at home together, to learn their likes and dislikes all over again, to fall in love all over again; there are still so many blessings in our lives, that as you read the news, hear the reports, pray for our country, this world, your neighbors, family and friends, but DO NOT forget to county your blessings and thank God for all of them, Many no longer take the simple things for granted, and we all will get through this together. Stay safe 📷 God bless all of you and be patient with one another.
18 is the only number that equals twice the sum of its digits [2 (1+8)]=18
A number with so many meanings- the age of maturity (well, legally..lol), voting age, the age most graduate, try their first drink (although not legal anymore), the number of wheels on a tractor-trailer, and the number of hours it takes for my northern family to drive from their home to ours.
and now for found facts:
And on this date in history:
A disastrous earthquake struck San Francisco on Wednesday April 18, 1906. About 80% of the beautiful city lay in ruins and even worse over 3000 people died. The quake had a magnitude of 7.8 MW.
The British are coming
Paul Revere and William Dawes are well known for their warning message. They rode from Charleston to Lexington on April 18, 1775. They successfully delivered the warning message to the colonists that “the British are coming”. It was quite a dramatic event.
and I also found out this:
April 18, 1783 Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day when it began
The Hebrew word for "life" is חי (chai), which has a numerical value of 18. Consequently, the custom has arisen in Jewish circles to give donations and monetary gifts in multiples of 18 as an expression of blessing for long life. (Wikipedia)
Number 18 has multiple significant meanings in the Bible: