Wednesday, 25 June 2014

I'm too Sexy for this Card - A Dose of Encouragement 26


Mum!!!!

You can't sing that over the phone.

This is what my oldest son said to me in a telephone conversation last year.


So no doubt he will be saying

Mum!!!!

You can't say that word on your blog.

If he sees this post.




Why?

Okay I am a 55+ wife, mother, new mother-in-law, and ready to be a granny (if they can take the hint).

And I suppose 55+ mothers are not seen as sexy to their children, or to many other people for that matter.

But my husband bought me this card for my birthday last year.




Because He has a sense of humour.


All I could do for the first 10 mins was laugh, laugh, laugh.


Then I started to sing.


You see it is a musical card and when you open it this deep voice sings


"You're too sexy for this card, too sexy for this card, too sexy by far."


So after the 10 mins of laughing I just had to sing it and I danced around the lounge singing it.

Now what happens after you have a long laugh and a song and dance routine?

Well obviously you are very happy, in a good mood (and have had some exercise) so obviously it is good for you.


Then just at that moment comes the phone call from your son to wish you a Happy Birthday.

Of course being me I just can't resist it.

I just have to do it.

I say

"You're got to hear this"  

and I

OPEN THE CARD

He says

"What's That?"

and I tell him it's the card his father gave me.

Then I make the big mistake

and

I start singing it to him

and that's when he says

Mum!!!!

You can't sing that over the phone.



Yes there are certain things you don't talk to just anyone about.

Fred and I love a joke and teasing within the family and good friends, but yes there are things that you don't talk to just anyone about.

I am so thankful that Fred and I can talk to each other about anything & everything because we know each other so well and we trust each other after all these years together.



I am saddened when I see other marriages where the couples do not share everything or would feel they need to keep secrets from each other.

If we cannot have the right relationship with our spouse then I feel it would be very difficult to have that right relationship with God.

Then the question also is could I have sung that song in front of God?
Well I did because when I was singing it and dancing round the lounge God was also there and let's face it He knows all about our relationships and what exactly we do, say and sing every day.

We need to remember that we have to be honest before God and not pious.
He knows what we think and feel anyway.

But that does not mean that we do not still give Him honour and respect.
It just means that I know He knows all about me and I am not going to pretend that I do not have a laugh and a dance with my husband when God has been there all the time.


Well it is my birthday on Friday and I will be opening that card again and no doubt Fred will laugh at me as I dance around the house but I'll try to not tell Jonathan when he calls this time as two years might just be too much for him to bear.    
He is a Pastor you know.




60 comments:

  1. I love this! I'm popping over from Three Word Wednesday. I love your lightheadedness and your spirit that shines through your words! Thank you for sharing this great post! Happy early birthday! I'd say play that card all day long, sister! Enjoy!

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    1. Hi Julie, thank you for the birthday greetings & your kind words.

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  2. Correction...I think I wrote I stopped over from Three Word Wednesday. I found you on Coffee For Your Heart. :)

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  3. Happy birthday, Sandra!

    I laughed out loud myself reading this post, it's hillarious! I hope in the next 19 years when I'm 55 my relationship with Hubby is still just as fun and humorous and loving as yours. God bless.

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    1. Thank you for dropping in LeeAnne and I pray that you two do continue to have a great relationship

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  4. What a fun way to inspire women to have fun with their spouses! I am blessed to have a man that makes me laugh after 15 years! I pray we will have many more! Thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday and for the smiles!

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    1. Hi again Angie, and I pray that you and your husband will have that great relationship all your life.

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  5. Happy Birthday!

    Your son's reaction is funny! Yes, you can sing that over the phone...just not in public LOL

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  6. Ha! It's lovely that even in the midst of all that life has to offer at a little bit older age, that our husbands still find us sexy. I can totally see this card finding its way into my home...and my husband is a pastor!

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    1. oh these pastors, thanks for dropping in

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  7. Happy birthday and many more fun dances :)

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  8. You are toooooooo funny! Found you on tune in Thursday, and I'm so glad I stopped by! I blog about my travels, and hope you will drop by!
    http://karanandmichael.blogspot.com/2014/04/giggly-girls-on-cruise.html

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    1. It is good to have a laugh. thanks for dropping in from Tuned in Thursday.

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  9. Happy birthday! I am singing it with you!

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    1. I hope you giggle in the middle of it just like me, thanks for dropping in

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  10. Sandra, I love the new look of your blog! This post was fun, and it made me smile. Your husband sounds like lots of fun. :)

    Thanks for linking up at Thought-Provoking Thursday! :)

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    1. Hi Lyli, thanks for the kind words about the changes to the blog, and glad you enjoyed the post.

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  11. I just love this! And you have such a wonderful husband! You guys are blessed to have each other. I am praying that our marriage will blossom into something more beautiful as my husband and I grow older.
    Thanks for sharing this at the Whatever Wednesday blog hop! I am so glad you did! :)

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    1. Yes our marriages are important throughout all the years.

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  12. What a wonderful post!! I am so glad you are dancing and singing. It always brings fun! Happy Birthday!

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  13. Coming by from the Pretty Pintastic Party. Your post made me laugh! I'm also so blessed to have a fabulous husband that I can just be MYself with! I thank God for him every day! And I am also so blessed to have a savior who knows me, but overlooks my faults and sins because of His cleansing blood!
    (By the way, I remember as a kid thinking 50 sounded SO old! And then my parents turned 50, and they didn't seem old. And now they're in their 60s, and they still don't seem old. It's funny how it's all relative.)

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    1. You are exactly right, it is all relative and I certainly don't feel old yet, in fact I don't feel any much different than when we got married - I think!

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  14. Sandra, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful birthday and I like your encouragement to us all to have a little fun :)

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    1. Hi Wanda, good fun is good for us.

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  15. Happy Birthday and yes, you are too sexy for that card - 50+ makes us too sexy for a lot of things - this is cute and thank you for coming back and sharing with us at the #WWDParty!

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    1. I like that bit about being too sexy for a lot of things.

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  16. I read this with a BIG smile on my face! Love it!!! Thank you for linking it up for #thankfulthursday xS

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    1. Hi Sara, smiles, giggles, and laughing way out loud are good for us.

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  17. Happy birthday and a relationship is hard to maintain for years. Glad to see that your relationship is as good as you just get married. Have a nice day and thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop.

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  18. This is delightful....and yes, there are things I have said to my son that he has let me know are off limits!

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    1. Would you believe he laughed when he read the post! Sons! almost as bad as husbands! Thanks for dropping in.

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  19. I just laughed through this post and could *hear* you saying all the things you said to your son. He sounds JUST like my two sons!! You shared a very important point through your humour. Couples often forget that they are supposed to be sexy for their husband and that is just fine. Why can't someone 55+ be attractive still?! I wouldn't have thought you were that age but then, you wouldn't think I am my age (about your age but don't tell!)

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    1. I keep forgetting what age I am Judith because I really think it doesn't matter. It really shouldn't stop me doing anything or having a laugh and a smile.

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  20. Ah! Happy Birthday for Friday! You and your husband clearly have the most wonderful relationship - I'm going to enjoy being 'embaressing mum' in years to come too :-) #allaboutyou

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    1. Thank you. go get them embarrassing mum. Nice to meet another British blogger.

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  21. Found you on the Blog Train....loved this post! My sweetheart and I have been married 23 years and our favorite thing is to give a big smooch in front of our three kids because we get such a reaction! They gag and roll their eyes and tell us to stop, but I know they secretly love it! We hold hands everywhere we go and from the time the kids were little, we never let them sit between us. They were taught that the spot beside daddy belonged to momma only! They would fight to see which of the three could claim the other two sides! Our kids need to see that Christian marriage is fun and that all this 'love-stuff' as they call it, was God's idea to be a blessing within a marriage. Thanks for sharing your birthday card and happy birthday! Teresa@thisacreofdiamonds.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you are going to blog about what you just wrote here. I'm planning a post for some weeks from now about something similar. Us and our kids relationships are important and we can set them such a good example for their married lives. Thanks for dropping in. I haven't got round the other carriages of the train yet. I make a coffee and sit down and go through them when I have not other distractions.

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  22. Thanks for linking up last week to Friday Favorites! Hope to see you this week too! I love your words of wisdom on Marriage. We just celebrated our 6th anniversary and only hope to be married 25 years from now. Thank you!

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  23. Sandra, I love your card and the dance I can see you doing in my head. Looks like you found the perfect man for you. Congrats and Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks Camille. Now only question is - do I tell him what you said or will it go to his head???

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  24. Happy Birthday to you!! Love this post and love the way you have described your marriage. So often when out to eat, I see couples who don't talk to one another. They sit and have an entire meal and never exchange a word. I think that's sad and love to see couples who truly enjoy one another after many years! Congrats! And thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday!

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    1. Hi holly, thanks for the kind words, and as for the meal thing yes I totally agree and I don't understand - why would you go out together and not want to talk?? Enjoying Testimony Tuesday too.

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  25. Love this! Happy belated birthday. I celebrated #48 yesterday.

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  26. Sandra - I loved this! Maybe because I too, have a marriage where we can laugh & talk about anything. Oh & have been known to buy musical cards :) I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

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    1. Thank you Joanne I did sort of and it has lead to another blog post too.

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  27. What a fun post! It makes me ill when my parents talk about sexiness, but internally I am also glad they still have that sort of relationship. As a married person for three years now, I understand! Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings : )

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  28. This is awesome! You sound a lot like me, Sandra! Happy Birthday!!!!

    Thank you so much for joining our little family at Recommendation Saturday!! <3 Heart Hugs, Shelly

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  29. And why shouldn't you be sexy and dance and sing around your living room (or anywhere else for that matter!). Hope you had a great birthday, thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou

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  30. What a fun card. Hope you have a happy birthday.

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  31. That's cute. It's nice that you and your husband are able to have a happy marriage after many years together. I'm long divorced and really never had a good relationship. Wouldn't want to try and get into one at this juncture. I dreamed last night about a fellow that I used to be very enamored with. It depressed me, because finding out that he was no good was quite a crushing blow.
    Belated happy birthday wishes. I am visiting from Jenny Matlock's place.

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  32. Nice "S" word, Sandra. No though, you won't ever see that word on my blog. You might see 'S*X' or 's*xy'. :)
    Happy Birthday!!
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  33. Woo Hoo long may you continue to be embarrassing for your son - Singing with you all the way from Australia!
    Happy Birthday dear sexy... Happy Birthday to you!
    Wren x

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