Chelle's Mid-life musings

A journey of a middle aged woman...relearning to love life!

MichelleD

MichelleD
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St. Charles, Illinois, USA
Birthday
January 17
Bio
I am a career oriented woman, who just retired from 20 years of active duty service in the military. I now work in a civilian hospital, and recently completed my MBA in Healthcare management. I enjoy writing, cooking, running, and above all spending as much time possible with my family.

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MAY 9, 2012 11:46PM

Do you remember

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While the smell of hair dye

Is drowned out by the aroma of cheap, boxed wine

We smile

We light our candles, scented with lilacs

Without a care in the world

So we choose

At that moment

To fill our half full glasses…

Life

Is complex

Difficult

Yet wonderous…

And a journey we know as one

For we have seen

Death-

Birth-

Marriage-

Divorce-

Heartbreak-

And finally

Contentment

Yet the memories of sitting upon a roof

While drinking a beer

Or dancing to our very own song

Because the DJ knew our names

Linger forever in my heart

For we grew up together

Fought

Laughed

Cried

And celebrated life

Together. 

So let us take the top off

Of the convertible

And drive with the wind in our hair

For we need no cowboy to take us away

Because we have the memories of the past

And the iridescent

Glow

Of the future we will build

Together.

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Whomever your friend is, they're lucky to have a friend like you. Have a fun ride!
So glad to be alive, like you...
I love this but I wouldn't mind a cowboy too. I'd take the hard top off of my Jeep...but honestly it is totally unmanageable. I roll the windows down and turn up the volume. It is still a great way to feel alive. Love my Jeep.
Friends are a gift in this hard life, glad you have a good one M!
And hell yes to the top down
Boxed wine! Gadzooks, but you are a youngster. Ever share a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20? ;-D
Very nice, Michelle!
Lovely words capturing the essence of friendship
Well done :)
~R~
Thanks everyone. I've learned true friends are rare yet so special.
lol...maddog20/20....thunderbird....boones farm...richards wild irish rose...yup...those WERE the days....
Amen! Miss my old tbird!!