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All's Well That Ends Well


My Father Use To Tell Me Years Ago

It is a saying that recently rang through my ears

My father has been gone twenty six years

All though it may have a whole different meaning

I am going to put my little spin on it

Here I am in a marriage

Sixteen years later and still going strong

God blessed us with no children

I believe so we could spend more time to get to know each other

That was one of my first surprises

We have a temper mental cat named Charlotte

She gives us lots of love with a touch of the wild side

You never know what she will do next

Last year my wife was diagnosed with cancer of the Uterus

Through surgery it was all removed

The doctor says it was contained

Thank God once again

Now one year cancer free

We have a small comfty home in Maine

Both of us have respectable jobs

I am a fast order cook and my wife works as a customer care representive

Our work gives us money to pay our bills

We are on a tight budget to make ends meet

We have our separate interests

My wife likes the cooking shows and her comedies

Goes to weight watchers, cancer group and is practicing her sewing with a friend

There are a few programs we watch together

When she can she goes to the gym with another friend

While I work out in the yard and like to take walks

I also like to write and am more of a dreamer

I do the laundry, dishes. grass cutting, gardening and the shoveling

My wife does the cooking, food shopping, and keeps track of our bills

At anytime we will share any or all our chores

Each day we uncover more love

We constantly talk about our past

How and why it brought us to this day

Our families are really important to both of us

Working nights and spending a lot of time driving

With a crazy mix of deaths, weddings, Thanksgiving and Christmases

We see each family when we can

Spending time together is always special

Thank you for taking the time to look through the window of my life

We believe a wonderful life is always in the making

In a world where there are many changes daily

I feel it necessary to do a shelf check

I take the good and try to make it better

Take the bad and flip it upside down

Work it until it says uncle

There is so much to see and do

I find the time to express how I feel

My wife fifty four and me fifty three

We can see our retirement in the future

Much more of the same

Loving each day as it comes

Catching our breath as the day passes

Looking forward to the next morning

Where we add a little and take away some

Finding the richness of life in the soil

Plant a healthy plant and soon you will have years of happiness ahead

It will not be without it's struggles

Knowing together we will meet each challenge

Find ways to get through it

Moving on

Making friends along the way

Only to say

I am so happy I typed this word by word today


DREAM ON (author) on November 01, 2017:

Gypsy Rose Lee I feel we have to see beyond your current situation to change it in a positive way. The more you bring up what you don't have you encourage more of the same. I know you are going through a very difficult time in your life but to say you don't have friends I find that so hard to believe. Your writings have given people many hours of enjoyment and happiness. These friends here on HubPages are only a small sample of the bigger picture. I am sure in your church, neighbors old friends that you grew up with there is a large list of people who care. I am happy and proud to be on that list. Please reach out to me when you feel down I would love to talk. Life can be everything you want it to be. As long as you believe it can be. Have a great night and dream of all the things you can do not can't do.

DREAM ON (author) on November 01, 2017:

Michael-Milec God leads us to the land of promise. What we do with land is up to us. Greed, hate, selfishness, thoughtfulness is a small list of many that we continue to do and even though we are given a better choice we make the same mistakes again and again. People use a cop out and say we are only human. I say we have a brain lets learn how to use it. Thank you for your wonderful encouragement and praise. I will keep trying to make my future writings explain my thoughts in great detail. With Gods help I will unravel a few mysteries of my life and give you some reading entertainment and pleasure along the way. Thank you so much for taking the time to hear me out. To listen to what I am trying to say if said or not. Today was brisk outside and it kept me on my toes. It made me feel alert and alive in special ways. Have a beautiful night.

DREAM ON (author) on November 01, 2017:

Nellieanna I received your comment five days ago and finally I am getting a chance to thank you. I appreciated every word starting with What. Today is a little different than yesterday because since Sunday we had no power. So at night we lit candles and blew them out before bed. Pulled out the flashlights and walked around. My wife couldn't wait for the power to come back I thought a little different. What can two adults do in the dark when they have plenty of time on there hands. With no t.v. and distractions. A little chilly in the house so something to keep us warm. My wife said catch up on some much needed sleep. That is not exactly what I had in mind. Anyway we compromised somewhere in the middle. I try to keep an open mind and let good thoughts filter through. Occasionally there will be not so good thoughts that I try to analyze and figure out why would I think that ? How do I fix my thoughts so I concentrate my efforts for the better good. We only have a limited number of eggs in the basket if we make scrambled eggs with all of them we will have none for tomorrow. I am very thank you for all you do. Your thoughts are a real blessing to me. I sometimes find the hardest time doing the simplest thing. I try not to over think it. Then again if it still doesn't come out the way I planned I have to wing it. I am healthy and happy from deep inside my body. How it got there I have a few ideas. How to see it and show other people is a little harder. So as I relax behind a light blue screen typing away there are many thoughts but I think I will savor the flavor of them for awhile. Thank you for reading and sharing. (shells)

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 30, 2017:

Loved this. I guess around the time November comes people start to think more about family and friends as Thanksgiving approaches and then Christmas. I get some relief this year. No friends, no family nothing to celebrate but always counting my blessings and saying my prayers.

Michael Milec on October 28, 2017:

Thank you Michael for opening window of your life. Pleasantness, wisdom shine out in your words thus spreading aroma of mutual love for life, work, immersing into all with joy what the good Lord leads you through. Counting blessings is profitable practice by which in daily walk we are mostly victorious...

Continue please good work.

Nellieanna on October 27, 2017:

What a lovely wise poem, Michael, from one so young (compared to me!)

I'm always refreshed from reading your posts, so full of both your occasional challenges, disappointments or frustrations, ~ but ALWAYS, always, you pull through those to radiate your inner joy and optimism, by taking hold of your own bootstraps and pulling yourself up and out of discouragement.

I believe that allowing discouragement to take over is the one most defeating thing that can happen to a person - or, should I say - that can be allowed to happen to oneself!

Life is full of the challenges. They are inevitable because it IS life and life is change, which always presents new challenges, as well as new opportunities and good things. If one allows discouragement to take root, then one's ability to cope with life becomes severely maimed.

Your example of real-life ups and downs and being able to always bounce back up ought to be known to everyone!! Your sharing it all here on Hubpages is your excellent way of sharing it!

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