Children were not in my life plan. After I finished my studies, my plan was to travel the world with my husband, the love of my life and grow old together. One night after an accident at work I returned home to find him in bed with another woman. I was in the wrong place at the right time. Had I not had that accident, had I been in a different place just a few seconds earlier I may still be married to him and childless.
Being completely disillusioned with lurve, I didn’t THEN plan to meet a man who came from a big family who convinced me that children were a good idea. ….. My children and my grandchildren are the over riding joy of my life!
I used to sit the garden and watch the grandchildren of the old man next door and he would tell me about them over the fence. I never planned that 15 years later, those children would become my step children, I would be with them at the birth of thier children and have another six grandchildren to bring me joy.
I never planned to be very ill in my thirties, loosing my marriage but gaining skills to deal with life’s blows in the process.
I never planned to be an alcoholic, and learn a wonderful philosophy for life in my recovery.
I never planned to be a single parent. Working at two or three jobs to make ends meet, but finding self reliance and developing the closest relationship with my children in the process.
……and I certainly didn’t plan to still be with Michael, twenty odd years later. I just fancied him and wanted a fun afternoon! Ha! Ha!……. A man, ten years older, with whom I had nothing in common, If I had to make a list of requirements for a life partner, he certainly did not fit the criteria. Twenty four years later it seems to have worked. I don’t analyse it!
So here I am pen in hand, trying to make a list of where I want to be in twelve months time.
2) buy an apartment in Paris
3) Visit as often as I want in my private jet!
4) Also travel the world please.
Just tell me Ms Manager, how are you going to facilitate THAT?
love from Bolton
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