menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

I’VE BEEN THINKING… THIS I KNOW FOR SURE

What this Menopausebarbee Knows for Sure!

I’ve been thinking’…

As the eve of my birthday approaches, I ask myself as Oprah does, “What I know for sure?”

Last weekend, I attended 2 weddings and 2 funerals.
Shedding tears for lives cut too short, and simultaneously tears of joy for lives commencing with new beginnings,
I KNOW FOR SURE that in the beginning and in the end, LOVE is all that matters.

It’s been 3 weeks since my son, Brett, my business protege  returned from Chicago to work the family business. I have become the protege learning from him.  It is surreal to watch him take charge and walk the halls of apartment buildings that his grandparents bought against all odds despite banks redlining (policy  of not granting loans in certain areas) , and discrimination in the turbulent 1950s.
I KNOW FOR SURE that LEGACY makes us eternal.

 

My daughter, Taryn begins her senior year of High School today.  She tried on the cheerleading skirt I wore my senior year, and it felt like yesterday that I had it on.

I KNOW FOR SURE, LIFE waits for nothing and no one. “LIVE everyday as if it’s our last, because one day we will be right!”

 

The above quote resonates as I think of my children’s fun loving, father, Steve.
I KNOW FOR SURE he is PROUDLY watching all his children from Heaven and eagerly awaiting the Husky Football season.

As I watch my co-blogger, sister, and author, Tracie publish the story in the U.S .and Germany of she and my nephew, Marc’s courageous battle in Incompatible with Nature – A Mother’s Story. www.traciemayer.com
I KNOW FOR SURE  THERE AIN’T NO GIVEN’ IN AND NO GIVEN’ OUT!

 

Our mom, the epitome of beauty and grace who defies nature,  is the greatest gift and blessing in our lives.

Watching her, I KNOW FOR SURE -GOD is GOOD all the time, and there is no gift greater than a strong, loving, beautiful being,

 

As I look at the fruits of my labor and 30 years of work prosper from the edges of bankruptcy,
I KNOW FOR SURE -HARD work and PATIENCE are virtues which pay off.

I KNOW FOR SURE Daddy had vision and he is resting in peace saying, “I didn’t raise no dummies!”

 

I have been blessed with friends I call family and family I call friends and if I’m in a fox hole, a hospital  or jail I know who to call and who would be there without reserve
This I KNOW FOR SURE

“If we believe we can, or we believe we can’t
I KNOW FOR SURE, either way you are most likely right”

As I sit next to my fiancé, who pushes me to the next level be it in flight, fitness, fashion, finance, food and fun,
I KNOW FOR SURE a good partner is worth the wait and to never settle.

 

I KNOW FOR SURE… THESE QUOTES TO BE TRUE
“Success only comes before work in the Dictionary.”
“Love is patient, Love is kind”
“There are two ABSOLUTES in life- Vodka and good friends.”

Some of the best things in life are free,
the warmth of the sun,
the fresh smell of the air after rain
the enjoyment of a great book,
a belly laugh
a phenomenal walk
a listening ear

old school music

a nap

a smile

the joy of giving

LIFE IS GOOD!  ENJOY THE JOURNEY…

THIS I KNOW FOR SURE!