Murdo Girl…There she goes again


I wrote the following blog last year on my 64th birthday. I’m turning 65 on December 31st. I am re-posting my comments, not because I think it’s particularly good, but because we Christmas shopped all day, and when I got home, the internet was down. It just came back up.

I rather enjoyed reading it again. It made me think about all the people in the world who feel they’re insignificant in the scheme of things. That’s not true. We all count.


I couldn’t sleep and I started thinking. After 64 years, there is a lot of life to contemplate. Here is how little oldish me has changed the course of history.

If I had not been born:

Mason and Craig are children I gave birth to. Mason Jr. And Ethan were born in Wyoming. Mason moved back there after living with us in Wyoming, California, and Texas. Craig’s children, Olivia and Charlie, wouldn’t have been born if Kip and I had not married and moved to Texas. Craig married a Texas girl.

Mike, Nikki, Seamus, and Hudson would not have been born because Heidi and Heather, who became my daughters (lovingly shared with me by their Mother Dianne), would not have lived in Colorado and Texas. Both girls live in Texas now. All future offspring are who they are, because Kip and I got married. All of our children’s in-laws would not have all of those beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren (we have three GGrandies.. Skyler, Griffin, and Ryan Constance). Lives would have been different that’s for sure, and it spans the generations.


Look how much the Queen has affected my life and she probably doesn’t even know it.

Ask yourself this. How many lives would be different if you had not been born? Who would miss you most if you disappeared tomorrow? We all have at least one of the following currently in our lives: spouse, brother, sister, friend, enemy, cousin, grandchild, co-worker, in-law, employer, teacher, aunt, uncle and there’s that list of people who’s lives you have touched and didn’t even know it. Then there are the animals. The numbers add up as life goes on.

Who would be the one to think about all the things you said and did the most? I really contemplated this. There were some amens and some uh-ohs.

Life is short and life is long. So many people have touched me and maybe didn’t realize how much it affected me one way or the other.

If you’re reading this, you are either a relative or a friend.. or both. Thank you for touching my life in the most positive way. You warm my heart and I want you to know that!

7 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…There she goes again

  1. sanjuan831 December 15, 2016 / 12:12 am

    This is just as appropriate now as last year. Reminds me if the movie I watch each holiday season, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. How different life would be for many others if we had never been born – like Jimmy Stewart’s angel shows him in this great movie.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch December 15, 2016 / 12:19 am

      I love that movie too. We all have a reason for being. I am really so blessed to have you in my life Cuz.

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    • lifelessons December 15, 2016 / 10:42 am

      I haven’t seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” for over 30 years. I’m putting it on my list to watch before Xmas. Thanks, Val.

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      • sanjuan831 December 15, 2016 / 11:01 am

        You’re welcome, sweet Judy. I watch that movie for small things direcor Frank Capra put in. A classic. It’s also a movie about depression oddly enough.


  2. lifelessons December 14, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Once again, Mary, I decided to have a glance at the reader before I went out to swim. Yes, at nearly 10:51 P.M. And there you were–top of the “Reader” stack. We are in sync.! Yes, you must feel a sense of needing to have been born when you have kids. Must be a wonderful feeling. I feel that way about my writing and art, I guess–a need to leave something in the world, even though if you look at history, a very small portion of it remains a thousand years hence. Of course, none of the people created will, either, so there you have it. Sounds like materialism, but it is really the need to create. Sweet dreams, my friend..gonna go swim with the critter!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch December 15, 2016 / 12:25 am

      You can have kids and still feel like you don’t make a difference. You have a huge family of friends and your creative talents touch so many lives in a positive way. I have been living in the past so much recently, I’m getting a little melancholy. I can’t wait for you to see what I’ve been working on. Have a good swim my friend.

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      • lifelessons December 15, 2016 / 1:36 am

        Nothing like building suspense.


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