"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Monday, September 28, 2009

It'll Be Here Before I Know It

This past Thursday my husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. It's amazing to both of us how the time flies by.

I remember when my husband talked to me about going to college and trying to become a dentist. We had our three children by then and had just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. He said something to the effect of, "It should take about seven to eight years from beginning to end. It will go by fast. I mean, look how fast these last seven years have already gone by." I remember agreeing with him.

Now, we're seven years away from that conversation and he's almost done with dental school. What seemed as a distant dream is very close to becoming a reality.

Sometimes I wonder why I waited so long to get serious about my weight, why didn't it click sooner -- like when I was a teen and lost weight, or those 6 years ago when I had already 40 pounds? I wonder wether it will ever come off, or wether I'll get to enjoy very much of my life as a thin person, etc. etc.

Maybe I'm overreacting, but these thoughts cross my mind.

On this past anniversary I realized that just like the past fourteen years of marriage have passed by quickly, so will my weight loss journey. I can't go back and fix the weight problems of the past just like I can't go back and fix the mistakes that I've made as a wife these 14 years. What I can do is learn from those past mistakes and press onward for bigger "smaller" and better things ahead. :)

For the future will be here before I know it!


  1. First of all, congratulations on 14 years of marriage. In today's world, that is a rarity. Second, you are right on target. We can't worry about why we didn't do things yesterday, all we can do is make tomorrow the best we can.

  2. Congrats on the anniversary! It's good that you're focusing on the present and the future, and not on the past. :-)

  3. I mourn the lost years and opportunity, too. But... you're just 33 years old, right? Do it now! You're so young and beautiful. I have almost 20 years on you. Why did I wait so long??? I'm so happy now. I wish I could turn back the clock, too!