In an effort to get blogging on a regular basis it seems I need a challenge. I've opted to try and complete this one as it's only supposed to take 5 minutes each day. Of course it takes a bit longer than that to get the post presented how I want it but the content was done with a timer.
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Todays prompt is Story and here's my 5 minutes' worth:
My story began almost 6o years ago. Yes I have a big birthday to plan for next year. Obviously it consists of many chapters. Some I can remember fondly others I would like to forget. Being an awkward teenager for starters.
Then there was the year when I went through a broken engagement, a car crashing into our house and the death of my Dad. I could happily erase 1981 from my story.
The years when my Mum succumbed to Alzheimer’s and became lost to me also passed in a blur.
Of course there are many good chapters. The latter part of the 1980’s coincides with the early years of our marriage (we’ve survived 34 years) and the arrival of our 3 children.
Now of course, although I’m becoming more aware of time passing much too quickly (and needing to be prepared, (will written, funeral plans outlined – not morbid just practical) I’m at that stage in life when I can pretty much do as I please and I’m loving it.
The arrival of 3 grandchildren in just over a year has been the icing on the cake.
So that probably sums up my story. Nothing spectacular. Just ordinary life.