Turning 50 and Looking Back
Age 50 eulogy is here and it will soon be a thing of the past, much like me. As I write this today, I must think about what I will be leaving behind at some point. How do I want to be remembered? I’ve strived to be a good example for my two children. My children know of all the bad choices I have made when it came to relationships with others. I’ve been influenced easily when I was under the influence. Looking back, I can honestly say that I now know what I need to avoid.
I have never been a parent that would say ‘NO’ only. I’ve explained to my two children the reason why they should or should not do things. It’s important to protect our children by educating them explaining the wrongs and rights of doing things. I know my parents tried to raise me the right way, but, I struggled with how I was raised when it came to my mom and her way of disciplining.
The Good Ole Days
Looking back on what I call my life. I can tell you that my life was full of heartache. It’s hard to recall much of my childhood. Although, I can recall all the times I would get into trouble. My getting into trouble was because, I would wander off for long periods of time. I would run and play with a neighbor friend. We would use our imagination as we wandered throughout the forest. We enjoyed running and playing in the creek.
The times of getting into trouble was mostly because of my mom not knowing of my whereabouts. My struggle was with time. I wanted to be on my own, and I enjoyed doing whatever I wanted for however long that was for. I even dreamed of building a tree house on our property.
The Cake Came To Life
I admired our cake decorator as I stood next to her to watch her make a cake come to life. She made the Snow White and Seven Dwarfs scene come to life. What a magical place to be in with an inspirational setting.
Who doesn’t have a romantic heart? Who doesn’t want to fall in love with a prince?
My sinful life had to be put to rest and it has been put to rest because, I’m no longer dead, feeling alive thanks to Jesus Christ. I have been forgiven for all the bad that I have done to others. A new creation and I now have eternity and I look forward to tomorrow.