For Valentine’s Day Mrs. C gave me a coffee cup. The cup had words which claimed “I wish I could turn back time.”
Mrs. C does not like to use her words very often, so if she says it with a coffee cup that I can read every morning, I will gladly take it.
I agreed with her, I wish I could turn back time. We met relatively late in life, and had both gone through relationships that were lacking.
Sometimes lacking in affection, sometimes lacking in sanity. It would have been nice if we had met before those bad times.
Then again I had to remind her that if we turned back time too far she would have been the baby sitter.
I do have a way of ruining the moment.
If we could turn back time, we could eliminate many bad times. We would also not have the wonderful children we both have today, and without the bad relationships, would we appreciate what we currently have?
Mrs. C has a few quirks, I have more than a few. Would these quirks have ruined a relationship if we could turn back time, or can we easily look past them today because we know what REALLY BAD quirks are like?
Turning back time sounds great, but sometimes, past times are what prepares us for the truly good times to come…that is, if you are lucky.
Now every morning when I pour my coffee, I am reminded how lucky I am.