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