I love that quote. I have no idea where it came from but I remember using it one time when I was doing a scrapbook page about myself. We all get older – some dread it more than others. My philosophy is – there’s only one alternative to getting older …. I’m not quite done with life so I will be glad to get older.
HOWEVER – it’s not necessarily fun, this aging thing. Especially as a woman when some body parts take on a shape of their own!
Yes, hair turns gray (thankful for my hair stylist who can make it disappear!), wrinkles appear, new aches become a daily way of life, and teeth can get more fragile and bothersome. (I have a love / hate relationship with my dentist but that’s for another time.)
But with age comes knowledge and experiences that can be shared with anyone who wants to listen (or read in a blog). I treasure my experiences. I gave birth to two baby girls and raised them alongside my wonderful husband. I have worked good, steady jobs that I enjoyed and which helped me grow in different ways. With age also came new family members – kids-in-law and those wonderful blessings who call me Nana Jo. With our youngest daughter now in college, Tom and I are learning how to be just us. He had a son when we met and our first daughter came along at the beginning of our life together. So we are just now learning how to be “just us”.
We are doing more couple things – traveling a little more – planning things with “just us” in mind. Yes, we will always be involved in the lives of our kids and grandkids – as much as they want us. But we are looking to and planning for a future for two.
Life as I see it through my bifocal vision – living in the moment while looking to the future. So follow along with me as I share stories, advice, ideas and the chronicles of our adventures along the way.
Life is not something you just get through – it’s something to be lived.
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