Wednesday, October 2, 2013
31 Days - How Did I Get To Be This Age?
I have a big birthday this week, but I am not sure I should mention my coming age, because Vee says "A woman who will tell her age, will tell you anything" and I don't want to get THAT kind of reputation at my age!
I sometimes find myself surprised by where I'm at in life. After all, I have young kids still (my youngest is eight) and so many of my friends have kids in that age range.
HOWEVER, the majority of my friends have grown children as do I and grandkids, as do I - I have the most adorable granddaughter!
Our family is a bridge in our extended family, on both sides no less, because we have a wide age span that extends down to our siblings grandkids. Kyle at age eight is only six months older than Tim's sister's oldest grandson. And my nephews' son is four years old. This has been such a blessing to me! I am bridging the gap and able to reach back to our nieces and nephews as they raise their children, able to relate to issues as it hasn't been all that long since I was dealing with those very issues.
However it was a bit of a rude awakening this year and realize that I am going to be a woman of a certain age. How did I get to be this age? I have thought about this quite a bit, and when the dust settled from all my thinking, I realized that this is a very good thing.
I am loving being able to relate to those in my generation as well, as our kids generation. It has kept me young thinking, learning new things, and yet I really do have some wisdom that I have gained over the years.
I am loving this season of life I am in. What about you? Do you love the season of life you're in?