Monday, April 21, 2008

Fun Monday- Magnum Opus

Magnum opus (sometimes Opus magnum, plural magna opera), from the Latin meaning great work,[1] refers to the best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author, artist, or composer, and most commonly one who has contributed a very large amount of material. It is another way of saying "masterpiece."

This Fun Monday is being hosted by Southern Doll. Here is her request:

What have you done in your life that was worth doing? I want to know the moments in your life that you hope will be the ones to pass through your mind when your time comes. I hope that doesn't sound too morbid. This doesn't necessarily have to be items you have checked off your Bucket List, it can be those small moments that made you smile, or the time you got that huge promotion you deserved, or the first time your baby smiled at you out of pure joy. I want to know all the moments, big and small, that make life sweet! If you don't already have a running list of these in your mind, you should! These moments help you remember how much your life is worth living, and we all deserve to enjoy it.

Much like Charlotte in "Charlotte's Web", my Magnum Opus would have to be giving birth to my three children.  I really can think of no greater, meaningful, fulfilling, or pleasurable experience.  

Here are a few more things that rate right up there with my children. My marriage is important to me. I cannot imagine being without my husband. I love him and together we are a team. We are opposites in many ways yet we compliment each other.

Owning our house free and clear and owning our business. My husband is the brain of this operation but I am the paperwork/computer person. We work together.

Something that makes me smile: My dad's last words to me were, "You know that I love you." And I will never ever forget that.

Now something I must mention because it was and is life changing for me. I can't say that I accomplished it but it was accomplished for me and I accepted it. Salvation. I gave my heart and life to Jesus Christ and that gives me meaning in this life and in the one to come. That is what I believe. It makes me happy and you might say, "God put a smile upon my face."

I am singing this song in church this Sunday. It's for our pastor's 20th year celebration at our church.
That's all I can think of right now. It always happens and later I think I should have mentioned that, but, oh well. :D


Alison said...

wonderful list..all things to be proud of and definitely put a smile on your face.

jennifer said...

This is quite lovely. We mommas are always proud of that, aren't we? And I listed my salvation too!

Hope that you have a great week.


Gattina said...

I think the most important thing is when you are looking back you don't have any regrets.
This little video is soooo cute !!

Hootin' Anni said...

"You know that I love you"....that made me bawl.

My Fun Monday is posted, I sure hope you can drop by and give it a read. Have a super-duper day.

ChrisB said...

This is lovely to read. For some reason the little video would not play for me!

Sayre said...

Well, then. You are TRULY blessed. AND you know it! Lovely post.

Kaytabug said...

Great list!! My hubby is right next to my kids too! Without him I wouldn't have my babies!! ;)
Lovely post!!

Heather said...

All of these are so great! I love the part about your Dad, it brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.

ellen b said...

The people in our lives is really what matters for sure. I'm looking to the same Hope as you for my future and that's what keeps me going day by day...

kitten said...

Thanks for puttig the definition of Magnum opus. Wonderful list! I'm think I'm going to make this fun Monday in parts through out this week.
Beautiful song!! I would love to hear you sing one time!!

IamwhoIam said...

enjoy you tune to go with you post and may you smile never fade.

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

All of your choices are wonderful but the last one is indeed the most life changing.

Pamela said...

I thought of the birth of my daughters... how I felt at that moment.

This was a lovely post.
I noticed your addendum - World Vision.

I should look into that.