Howdy everyone! It's been a about a week since my last post, but that sure doesn't mean that I haven't had things to say...I've just kept my mouth shut...SHOCKING ISN'T IT??? By the way, I'm sure glad to know that someone has recently taken the time to read some of the stuff that I've been sharing for the last couple of years. I love and appreciate both of y'all!!!
No, seriously folks...I'm here today to address and explain my viewpoint on the ongoing struggle between the sexes and their ability to understand each other. That's right...I'm here to solve this age old issue once and for all!!! What do mean I can't do that? Just watch me! Now, it's amazing what thoughts will run through your head at 3:30 a.m....you can't sleep...struggling with your own brain, which just won't seem to shut down. Suddenly you have a thought (...or 10) and you want to share them with the world.
FIRST...Let's get this straight right now...Women ARE from Venus! I'll give them that. No arguments from me. What do I mean by this and why do I surrender so quickly on this issue? Because I have NO idea what being from Venus means...therefore, that means that my inability to understand women comes naturally and is totally honest and heartfelt. Guess what, I DON'T CARE! I don't believe God ever intended for me to "figure out" how a woman thinks! That's right...I said that!!! Nope...I believe in my heart that my purpose is simply to be the best MAN I can be and love the women in my life as best I can! Trying to figure out every thought or feeling is illogical and makes my brain hurt! If I do the job of being the best man I can be, I figure that I'll understand enough and I can be successful as a son, husband, father, friend, or whatever. God tells me that I should love my wife like Christ loved the Church....so I think this is a pretty good place to start!(Maybe I'm wrong about this, but this is what I feel in my heart)
SECOND...As far as I'm concerned, men can be from Mars, or anywhere else they want to be from. I don't know that much about Mars other than it ain't Venus, so that automatically means that men and women MUST be different. Other than that, I really don't care...sorry! As for me, I'M FROM MISSISSIPPI!!! Ok...so, what does THAT mean? Well, I'm going to try to explain this, but I'm not sure if I can put what I feel into words. See, I was raised in a Christian home in the Deep South in the 1960's and '70's. When I was a kid, things were VERY different from the world of today. Now I don't have enough patience or time to get into that subject very deeply, but I'll share a taste of what I mean. I think you'll get the idea. Now, don't get the idea I'm setting myself up as some kind of a goody goody saintly guy! That's not what I'm saying AT ALL!!! But...I was always taught to say "yes ma'am" and no ma'am"....I was taught to hold doors open for ladies and elders...I was taught to let ladies or elders have a seat if I was sitting and none were available....and I was taught that women were to be loved and protected....YOU DON'T EVER EVER EVER HIT A GIRL!!! (In other words, women are special...treat them that way)
THIRD...My life has been shaped and molded by some very special women...each of them unique in their own way and each of them with very strong personalities. I don't have to mention them all, because they know who they are and how much I love each and every one. But I am going to speak of three very special women, who'm I love more deeply than life itself. My mother, my wife, and my daughter. There will never be a day or time when I can express how each of these women has impacted and enriched my life. They occupy my thoughts every day...even though my mom has passed away, she gave me life and I can think of no one who impacted or influence me more when I was a child. My daughter and "baby girl", who lives 4 hours away, but reminds me that I am responsible for the giving of life to another...Each on my mind, helping me each and every day. As for my wife...what can I say? If she weren't by my side, I fear that I would have already given in to the struggles of life. Jesus is my strength and salvation...of this I have no doubt. I also have no doubt that he gave me a life partner that keeps me grounded, nurtures me, and kicks me in the tail when I need it.
To all of the special women in my life...PLEASE LET ME SAY...I'm sorry I'm not from your planet, which means that I don't always understand you or what you want, but in my heart, I love you and I want to always strive to be the MAN you want/need me to be! I may have failed you in the past...I have not always been who or what I should be, but there is not mistaking this...I LOVE YOU MORE THAN I CAN EVER EXPRESS...I don't understand you...But I LOVE YOU!!!
PEACE & LOVE
In case you are wondering what sent me down this rabbit hole...I have no idea. Just on my heart and in my brain. See Ya!
Husband, father, sinner saved by the Grace of God, old teacher, wood-worker, bad golfer, USM Golden Eagle (forever) and MSU Bulldog lover (It's a daughter thing)