When I am just a spry (ahem...) 60 years old.....my oldest will be just about my current age, and my youngest will be 21 years old.
Can you hear the creaking of my poor old bones? When I was that young 21 year old, SIXTY was a lifetime away. And it surely meant retirement homes and walkers. Shoot, even 40 seemed way over on the rolling-down-the-other-side-of-the-hill stage! You know what I'm talking about...it's that hill, that old age hill where everything is down hill afterwards. Slow rolling for some, sure, but for others, it's a train without brakes rolling full-bore down the age hill.
And I will be 60. No doubt a grandmother by that point, LOL. I never really thought much about age and my children. There is an almost 20 year span between oldest and youngest. Twenty years! Goodness, I've been a MOM a long time. My entire adult life has been babies and toddlers. Of course, that is over with now, as my youngest is 5 and hardly worthy of the toddler title anymore.
Don't know why that struck me this morning, it just crept up quietly in my thinking. I have been a Mom a long while, and most days I feel like I haven't learned a single useful thing in all those years. Other days I feel I could write a whole series of encyclopedias on raising children....albeit much would still consist of the wrong ways as opposed to the right.
Guess I feel a bit out of sorts with this new found knowledge here. I am still knee-deep in the mothering season of my life, with homeschooling for another 17 years or so ahead of me and the pending season of grandmother-hood...no, no one is expecting around here, I'm just sayin....My wild mommy days are closing behind me I guess.
Well, except that I still have all those years of homeschooling ahead of me...with Wild Child having a good 7 years of school left, Lord give me strength! Even with my olders, daily life is still full of adventures, and I suppose it would be totally in vain to consider the middles and youngers to be more sedate and calm in their futures, heh? Yeah, my wild days are probably just hitting some momentum at this point.
I don't imagine the future. I don't wonder at various scenarios of 5 years or 10 years down the road, or even 2 years. I like to live in the moment with this bunch. I feel a sense of sadness thinking of this season coming to an end, even if it is a piece down the road yet. I know I will replace that sadness with a whole new set of smiles when it's time for the grandmother season.
Still....I'll be 60 when my youngest is 21. Did you hear that??? That is the proof 60 isn't such an "old" age afterall :o) Maybe there's another hill past that one, heh? I mean, I still feel like I'm climbing up a steep one...
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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