Friday, November 7, 2008


bliss: [blis] - noun

1. supreme happiness; utter joy or contentment
2. Theology: the joy of heaven
3. heaven; paradise: the road to eternal bliss
Archaic. a cause of great joy or happiness

The past few weeks I've been doing some extra soul searching. I've found myself questioning my happiness...but in a good way. All of a sudden I dawned on me that...this is it. This is what I will talk about when I'm 60, 70, 80.....100 years old. These are the days that I'll remember....

I tackled ANOTHER poo-party. It was bad timing, actually when is it ever good timing? But I really didn't want to deal with more laundry...I'm already doing 10 loads a day. My oldest daughter revealed to me that she has found real, true, good BF's...those were her words. "I found the bestest friends that I'll have forever...that are good for me." My other daughter did the happy dance because for weeks she was 1 of 2 kids defending her passionate political views against a room full of 25 others kids and the teacher that had very different views. Knowing she was out-numbered and the likelihood that her candidate may not become president, she did research, asked questions, battled on and stood for what SHE believed....even when her teacher debated and questioned her. She stood strong...but the victory was hers. Her candidate didn't win, but her teacher confessed to her and the class that as she stood in her booth to vote she had flashbacks of her debates with a particular 12-year-old girl....hum....wonder who? And in that moment she realized that she was going to vote for someone that she didn't see eye to eye with. She changed her vote in that split second. My son told me that he wanted to marry me....he didn't want to leave home, ever. But since his dad married me and he can't now that he'll just take care of me. And my hubby, well, you can read "My Husband Rocks" today.....

I'm not just living a happy life...I'm in total bliss. These little REAL LIFE moments are indeed LIFE! There's no "waiting" for something else....this is IT! This the ride I signed up for.... Who'd a thought cleaning up another poo-party would feel like bliss....(sighhh - smile) a teen that found GOOD friends, a daughter that defended her beliefs, and son that is in total love with me....this is BLISS!


Peggy said...

Oh, I don't have time to "blog" but I read your post and have to comment! AMEN! I feel exactly the same way. Like I have made it to where I want to be. Now I sit back and enjoy every minute. Even the "poo parties" LOL! Pure Bliss.

Debbie said...

Life is blissful isnt' it? I even gave my daughter the name Bliss for her middle name!

Linda said...

What great kids you have. You are blessed ... blessed bliss!

ispeakbeanish said...

Good for her! You should be proud that she stood fast in her convictions. That will serve her well throughout her life.