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DEAR ANN LANDERS:

29 Dec

SUNDAY MEMORIES

Judy Wills

As I mentioned before, I recently went through some of my stuff – papers, mostly – and I found some interesting things that sparked my interest.  Since Ann Landers has been dead for quite a while, this is a VERY old clipping.  However, what it represents is something that we all could relate to.  Hope you enjoy it:

Number three is something that this new generation needs to really work on.  I haven’t seen much “self-discipline” going on.  It is truly a “me” generation, and it hurts my heart to see it.

And Number four is an amazing thing to think about.  Not just for self-discipline, but as an act of love toward your spouse.  I think most of us are far too self-absorbed to do that too often.  But I can assure you that it is one of the most wonderful things anyone can do for their marriage.  But that is also a Biblical teaching – think of others before yourself.   Of course, the Biblical teaching is to focus on God first, and all things just fall into place.  Amazing how that works…

When our girls were old enough to date, we never let them leave the house without telling them that we loved them – and gave them a hug and kiss to go with it.  Janet’s boyfriend at the time, couldn’t understand that, and asked why we did it.  Every.  Single.  Time.  She explained that we loved her and wanted safety for her and for her to know how much we loved her.  He eventually stated that he wanted HIS children to have that, as well. WOW!  Who would have thought just a hug and kiss and a “I love you” would touch his heart like that?

And just remember number 12 in an argument:  if YOU are doing most of the talking – you are probably in the wrong!  Ouch!  Time to shut up and let the other one state their case, hmm?

Judy is living in Central Florida with her retired U.S. Air Force husband of 50+ years. Born in Dallas, Texas, she grew up in the Southwestern United States.She met her husband at their church, where he was attending the university in her town. After college and seminary, he entered the Air Force, and their adventures began.They lived in eight of our United States, and spent six years in Europe, where their oldest daughter was born. She was a stay-at-home mom for many years .

  Judy has always been involved with music, both playing the piano and singing. Always interested in exercise, she was an aerobic dancing instructor, as well as a piano teacher for many years, and continues to faithfully exercise at home.

After moving to Central Florida, she served as a church secretary for nearly nine years.Her main hobby at this point in time is scanning pictures and 35mm slides into the computer. She also enjoys scrapbooking.She and her husband have two married daughters and four grandchildren, including grandtwins as well as a great-grandson. She and her husband enjoy the Disney parks as often as possible.

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