Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beware the Ides of March

Sigh. If only Julius Caesar had heeded the warnings, he'd be here with us today. OK, maybe not - he'd be forever old, and who wants to see a forever-old guy in a toga!

This is a momentous day for another reason: it's the birthday of my mother-in-law. Once I finally gelled on the fact that her birthday was the Ides of March, I managed to remember it. She's no longer with us; she went to Heaven nine years ago to join her husband. But it's always good to honor and remember your in-laws for one simple reason: they brought your spouse into the world.

I've often joked that on the day I was born, my husband was created - we're nine-months-ish apart, so it sounds good. I just went back & looked at that year's calendar, and he was born 36 weeks and 2 days after I was born. So, it's entirely possible that God reached down and literally created, him for me, on the day I was born. Gotta love Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart."

If it hadn't been for Helen Louise, I wouldn't have my soul mate; my love-for-life. Thank you, Mom.