Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Second Chance

I blogged a few days ago about the new Debbie Macomber contest for 'A Second Chance.' Have you looked up the rules for it? Are you going to enter? My husband asked me if I was going to enter and I said 'no.'
"Why not?"
"I don't know." I replied. "What would I want a second chance about?" Truly, I married my husband months after I graduated high school. I'm still happily married, so it's not like I think wistfully about a high school love and want a second chance.
We didn't put off having our children, so I'm not second guessing myself on that either.
I've never seen the wisdom of looking back in hindsight and wishing that you had taken the other path. The past is the past. Opportunities that existed, don't exist anymore. What's the sense of pining about it.
I guess the only thing that I wish I had a do over for is that I wish that I would have had a colonoscopy when I was in my early 40's, and then nothing might have been found anyway, and I wouldn't have had a colonoscopy that picked up the cancer in time anyway. So may-be that isn't much of a second chance anyway.
Well, how about you? Do you wish you'd married your high school sweetheart? Do you wish you had taken that class that you passed up? Would you have started college? Tried cake decorating?
I'd like to hear from you!


gena said...

I do love Debbie Macomber... she's like "one of us" !

Second chance.... hmmmmm, nothing jumps out at me. My biggest sadness is my Jacob's health, but nothing can change that - God's already working miracles, I'll just count on that.

I got married, got my grad degree, had my kids, hs'd them, etc. etc.etc. Maybe I wouldn't mind a do over on my hubby going to work for my family, but whatever.

We don't really need do overs, we just have to have faith I think.

Thanks for making me think today Mary. Jacob's been puking all morning and I'm a nervous wreck, I needed the diversion !

Lily said...

Yes, it is a hard thing to figure. I think I'd work harder on my writing and researching. But in the grand scheme of life, this is rather small.


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