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S0018 Winter

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S0018 Winter
by Jr. Strasil

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you
unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was a young Man
just married and embarking on my new life with my wife.

And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where
all the years went.
I know that I lived them all...
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes
and dreams.

But, here it is...the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...
How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where
did my babies go?
And where did my youth go?

I remember well...
seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people
were years away from me and that winter was so far off
that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is, my wife retired to heaven recently and she was getting gray.
She was in much better shape than me...but, the lord took her anyway
the one I married who was dark and young and strong...
But, we were those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Now I have found another lonely graying soulmate like myself and we have married.
The Lord has seen fit to bring us together so we may enjoy love and togetherness again.
Some might call it a union of convenience, but if this is conveniance, I sure like it.
Its so nice to laugh and talk and comfort each other and know love again.
Loneliness is such a demoralizing word, Happiness is a much better word.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day!
And taking a nap is not a treat anymore...it's mandatory!
Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!
And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the
aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things.

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come,
and I'm not sure how long it will last, but I know it will be one of happiness till the end.
This I know, that when it's over...I will enjoy the Spring in the arms of my loving Father...
and wait for my loved ones to come when their winter is over too...

So, if you're not in your winter yet...
let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think.
So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!

Our life is but a vapor, it vanishes away ever so quickly...
So, do what you can today, because you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life....
so, live your life to the fullest each day
and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember.
Laugh, Love and enjoy life while you can.

God has blessed me twice with great partners,
and for this I am eternally thankful.

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