When I saw Marilyn coming down the aisle on the arm of her dad on the day we were married, I thought "Wow! It doesn't get any better than this!" And then when Rebecca was born, I was struck with the amazing miracle of her being our beautiful little girl to love and to cherish forever. And I thought, "Amazing! It doesn't get any better than this!" That was until we were blessed with Rachelle! I thought I might have to lessen the love for Becky a little so there would be enough love to give to Rachelle. But I was wrong! Our capacity for love doubled!! And I thought, "Stupendous! It doesn't get any better than this!" And then blessing followed blessing as life continued. And I kept repeating that mantra, "It can't get any better than THIS!"
And now, after over sixty years of experiencing life, I have gradually come to realize that my perspective was faulty. The reason that I thought things couldn't get any better than my present euphoria was because I had set limits on the measure of happiness that I thought was humanly possible. But the increasing joys of watching family and friends flourish, new homes being moved into, new jobs being secured, life challenges being met, children growing up and moving away to begin their own adventures, grandchildren being born, and now this dream of being published coming true, - these have all convinced me that it not only CAN get better, but it usually DOES! These happy moments are, as the Bible describes, "beyond what I could ask or imagine!" Thanks for being the reason for a moment or two (or three, or a hundred!) of unmeasurable joy in my life! You are loved!!