Friday, April 20, 2007

Half-life!

When an element is radioactive, we talk about its half-life. Wednesday was a half-life of a different kind.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, marked the day Marcia has been a Reavely more than half her life. She has been a Reavely longer than she was an Amunrud. She has been married to me longer than she was not married to me.

Why I figured that out in the first place -- who knows. But this date has several implications for me. Some of them good and others, not-so-good.

  1. Upon hearing this news, she promptly packed her bags and left town!
  2. I need to take responsibility. When she does things that bug me, I can no longer blame her family of origin!
  3. I have spent longer raising her than her parents did.
  4. I will say, she has made a great deal of progress in this latter half of her life.
  5. I was older than her when we married, and given the difficulty of the task, she will need to train me for a couple more years before I reach a similar half-life. I need all the time I can get.
  6. If this is possible, she is more a gift from the Lord (Prov. 18:22) now than she was when He first delivered her to me.
  7. She is past the point of no return. She's all mine now!

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