My Happy Choice Of A Wife

Mr. Lucky is on the right.  His great good fortune is on the left.
Mr. Lucky is on the right. His great good fortune is on the left. | Source
Oh, yes there is time for fun excursions, too.
Oh, yes there is time for fun excursions, too. | Source
Such as a trip to Arches National Park, the subject of another article here, or for lobster clams, and a summer swim in Maine.
Such as a trip to Arches National Park, the subject of another article here, or for lobster clams, and a summer swim in Maine. | Source
And when we want a real party we just hope to gather some of the children and grandchildren.
And when we want a real party we just hope to gather some of the children and grandchildren. | Source

What you see, isn't always what you get; sometimes it's much more.

Some folks just have what is called "blind luck." Whatever it was, I'm a very lucky man.

I was working overseas in a Buddhist country and married a local Christian. I knew she was a teacher and a registered nurse. I didn't know she was a graduated medical doctor and a master herbalist, as well as the teacher who was also a nurse.

What I was to find out in the forty-two years which have followed our marriage in the U. S. Consulate as we signed a multitude of papers which covered a long cenference table, was that my wife is a conservative of whom any true conservative could be justly proud.

If your sweetheart spends and spends, mine saves and saves. If yours regularly hits the hair salon for that "must have" hair treatment, mine is satisfied to trim her own occasionally, or let it grow neatly brushed and combed.

If your heart of hearts is a smoker, a social drinker (or worse), mine is a Seventh-day Adventist medical missionary who converted to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and raised and loves my five children in a healthy home free of those expenses.

Now all that is fine, and nice, but there is a great deal more. For one, we don't fight. We can express strong convictions about household and family priorities, but we still reinforce our relationship and deep feelings for each other, and we don't go to bed hurt or angry, sullen or silent.

While I luckily chose a great lifetime companion for myself and definitely "married up," I also wisely chose a wonderful mother for my children. Consequently they have been blessed with someone they lovingly and respectfully call "Mom." And her cooking? As a professional owner-chef of her own restaurant, who once cooked a private dinner for Robert Redford and his guest Paul Newman, our table is the envy of all the former customers.

She has worked unsparingly when times were tough. She has sacrificed when she could rightly have been more selfish. She has made our home and family life a model of what a comfortable and clean home can be, and our family something to be rightfully happy about.

If you want to know now, what I didn't know about her when we married in the consulate that day long ago, you can read her biography in a series of chapters on this same site entitled "Once Upon A Throne," for not only is she the queen of our household, but she is the granddaughter of a righteous king and queen who taught her to be the fine woman I was lucky enough to marry.

Oh, and by the way, she was tops in her class, a goalie on all-boy soccer teams, and at 4' 11" she played on her nation's women's basketball team, besides her two stints' total of six years spent as a Seventh-day Adventist medical missonary to Asian lepers and Australians with leprosy and other skin diseases. Recently a professinal mental health consultant, today she is a highly respected well-being coach and businesswoman.

How do you define "Mr. Lucky"?

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© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.



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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

What a wonderful lady! I'm sure she considers herself lucky as well. :-) I'm curious about how she came to cook for Redford and Newman. That's really cool!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

She was working for Redford at the time prior to our opening our own restaurant called Wok Right Inn. I could have added that she weighs the same now as when we married!


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

How do you define Mr. Lucky? Just your picture without words. You're blessed and your wife is indeed worthy of her royal crown.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - Thank you for the read, the good fortune, and the crown recognition. She wears it without affectation.


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

You are indeed wonderfully lucky. Congratulations.


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

Wow, you were lucky - but by the same token so was she. Congratulations you two, I wish you much love, happiness and health.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Well done! You are a lucky man and she is a lucky woman. Jamie


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

So far it is unanimous. I am a lucky man, husband, father, grandfather, and I owe it all to inspiration years ago. Thanks folks for commenting. My wife believes you are all right.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I'd say that you have it made in the shade. What a great deal, a nice woman and a talented one, too.


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Perspycacious 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - She is a treasure, as are we all. Happy Valentine's Day, Deb.

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