science.nasa.gov has the following –
Stars are the most widely recognized astronomical objects, and represent the most fundamental building blocks of galaxies. The age, distribution, and composition of the stars in a galaxy trace the history, dynamics, and evolution of that galaxy. Moreover, stars are responsible for the manufacture and distribution of heavy elements such as carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and their characteristics are intimately tied to the characteristics of the planetary systems that may coalesce about them. Consequently, the study of the birth, life, and death of stars is central to the field of astronomy.
Interesting, many stars in the sky; we wish upon them, we watch them and dream – we dream about stars – the stars in the sky.
But stars are not just in the sky.
I have stars in my life – not just the ones in the skies – no, I have other stars in my life.
In my life, the stars are my mom & my spouse. You know how important my mom is to me; I have written many posts about her. My spouse, Gary is important also and I have written posts about him.
Sure, there are other important people in my life; my dad, my siblings, my sons and others. They all have significant roles and relationships that make me whole and bring completeness to me and my life. But the stars in my life, mom and Gary – they are my building blocks, my source of strength, reasons to move forward and better myself.
I think of my life as a galaxy, and those stars of mine, in my galaxy, they brighten my darkest nights and when I think about them, the twinkle of hope resonates.
In my post ‘Thanks Mom!‘, I concluded with the following –
My mom may not have always understood me and my actions; but she has always supported me. She has never questioned my choices in life even when those choices were bad ones and she has always been there to help pick me up so I can continue to move forward. Today a man in his middle 50s, I call mom often to check in and we catch up on our lives. She is always there listening to me when I talk about me and my life and still supports me and still comforts me and still keeps me on track. Thanks Mom!
Men are what their mothers made them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In my post ‘My Life Partner Does!‘, I concluded with the following –
So, my hopes are for people who have a life partner in their life, they have more than just the Wikipedia definition of a life partner. My hope is your life partner rescues you, advices you, encourages and motivates you – My hope is your life partner brings pleasure and fun in your life. My Life Partner Does!
In today’s post, I conclude with the following –
These people, these stars in my galaxy, they are part of the history, dynamics and evolution of my life my galaxy. These people are the stars of my life.