Too Blessed to be Stressed

Too Blessed to be Stressed

This saying caught my eye.

This week I feel incredibly blessed. On Sunday my husband and I celebrated 40 years of marriage. Sometimes my life does seem stressed, and sometimes I feel overwhelmed, but this week I feel just blessed. Period.

Several weeks ago, our daughter informed us that our three children (and two “in law children”) were planning a party for us. Their plans for a party fit our lifestyle and our type of party – a gathering at our lake cabin which has lots of green space, a chance to use the water sports, or lawn games, followed by a barbecue dinner and then perhaps reminiscences by the fire. Who would we like to invite ?

Again looking over the potential guest list was fun. Speculating who would come, and thinking of who we would like to celebrate with. That wasn’t hard. But would people come from 8 hrs away just for a lake party.

Apparently they do. Though the party was not a surprise, most of the guests were. We were blessed to be joined by my two sisters and my husbands two sisters and their spouses, by several friends from a far, and one as far away as the NWT.  Most of our in town guests were able to come as well.

The weather threatened rain… and the party began inside but soon the sun was shining and we were able to dry off the tables, put out the cushions and move the party outside. The weather stayed fine.. not too hot and though some had jackets or sweaters on, I didn’t need mine till early evening.

The food that my daughter and her spouse prepared was unbelievable.  We had more than enough and the leftovers have been great too !!

Life for us over this 40 years has not always been easy,  but God has blessed us with 3 wonderful children who have chosen partners in life that we love; with two beautiful granddaughters; all that we need, though perhaps not all that we “want”, a comfortable home, a great lake property; but especially, a commitment to our marriage that is very strong.

Hey winning two draws totalling $7,000 in the last two months ( one of those on Sunday ) hasn’t hurt either !!

May God bless you too !!
I hope you are feeling too blessed to be stressed.

About Terry Jago

Retired nurse manager interested in living my best life with natural and healthy living choices.
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19 Responses to Too Blessed to be Stressed

  1. Congratulations on 40 years of wedded bliss! I’m glad your celebration was a happy one, too!! May you have many more years of health, happiness and blessings!

  2. Sounds like an amazing party. I hope that you had the time of your life and congratulations to making it to the 40th year mark. That is always unheard of in today’s world and its a huge achievement.

  3. Rob says:

    Congrats on 40 years!! The party sounded awesome!

  4. Anne Allen says:

    Congratulations on 40 years of marriage! 🙂

  5. Kelly says:

    Wow.. Congratulations!

  6. Wow is right – 40 years is a real accomplishment. You both have every reason to feel blessed!

  7. You have great kids to do something that special for you.

  8. Dov Shapira says:

    I am really happy for you and hubby, keep it up

  9. Veronica says:

    Congrats on 40 years of marriage! What a milestone

  10. Delmy says:

    Congratulations! WOW way to celebrate, not only your marriage, but the wonderful fruits of your life together, your precious family! Thanks for sharing with us such blessed moments of your life. May the blessings increase 🙂

  11. Congratulations on your 40 years together! How wonderful! Sounds like you had a beautiful gathering with friends and family…you are right… you ARE blessed. Great share, ~ Nathalie

  12. Tamara says:

    Congrats on 40 years of marriage and too be blessed with a wonderful family!! Great post, Thank you for sharing!!

  13. Kimba says:

    Congrats on 40 yrs AND a successful party. You are indeed a blessed soul.

  14. katelindsaylifecoaching says:

    wow 40years! How wonderful. Congratulations!! Sounds like a wonderful party. I love stories of blessings and of family fun.

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