Sunday, March 16, 2008

Competition or Completion?

He's at it again. My husband is obsessed with a younger woman. . .

. . .the younger version of me. He keeps finding old pictures and scanning them to remind him of "what a catch he got." Great! How can the old me compare with the younger version???

Well, first of all, I am still the same person, but the packaging has changed. I am no longer cute and petite. However, the younger me was very self-conscious, depressed, and didn't feel as if I deserved to have anyone love me. Now, I don't feel that way at all. After all, I know who I am, and I like myself, finally. (The depression meds really help.) I am older, wiser, more confident, and I have accomplished a great deal in my life with the help of the Hunk and our Savior, Jesus.


We have been married nearly 28 years, weathered a lot of storms (mostly financial) and now I finally hear him say how much he appreciates me. I am past my bloom, but he realizes that I waited for him, chose him, loved him, raised our girls, finished my education (for him) and have remained devoted to him.





Well, all I can say is "He's stuck with me now!" (And we're both happy about that.)

5 comments:

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love this post!! We have all traveled a long journey. I am that same person either, but I am so much a better person now. Getting "stuck"with you is a blessing for The Hunk.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I meant... I am NOT that same person.... oops

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

Thanks for the comment. It's intimidating to see how I look now compared to then, but I have matured and grown in wisdom since then.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Cedar Street Kid said...

Hey Pinehurst-great post-I would not trade who I am now for anything from the past-wisdom is beauty-the best kind.Contentment has no price tag, and gaining in spirit is the only real thing in this world or the world to come, You are blessed, and so is your husband.

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

Thanks, CSK. So kind of you to say so.