Friday, March 7, 2008
Life is good
Alright, so I know this may sound strange, but after reading a really good book, "The Other Bolyen Girl", I found new appreciation for the day in age in which I was born and for my family! I admit that I negleted my house work this week so that I could read my book as quickly as possible. For those of you who don't know, it takes place in the 1500's during Henry the VIII rule over England. It is about the Boleyn girls, one of which becomes his queen but does not produce a male heir. She ends up being beheaded. (I know, uplifting hu?) The funny this is that it did uplift me! It made me greatful that I was free to marry a man for love and not status or money. I don't have to worry about having a boy just so that we can carry on our name. I am glad that my husband would love our children regardless of their sex. I am greatful that I can worship the way that I please without being killed for it! I take that forgranted, but it is a great blessing that I can go to church and pray without having our government watching me. I feel blessed that I am free to live the life that I want to live without my family forcing me into a marriage that I did not want to be in. I know this is funny to some of you, but I also felt blessed that I was born in a day in age where I did not have to go through an agonizing child birth like they did in the 15th century. Women died all the time and so did their babies! I know it still happens sometimes, but I thank God for the wonderful, knowlagable doctors and hospitals that we have in this day. So even though the book may have been dark at times, it made me feel blessed to know that I am a free woman who does not have to worry about being abused for not wearing a certain thing or worshiping in a certain way. I feel blessed to have a healthy daughter and that no one can take her away from me. Life is good!