Today is my oldest sons' birthday #44.
Somehow I never pictured my own children reaching their 40's....yet here they are!!
That makes me pause, and ask myself, "how come, ( as their mother) that fact makes me sound a lot older than I actually feel?"
Well, luck, some would say, has a good deal to do with having that feeling.
I am still able to work at doing things I enjoy, and receive satisfaction from, such as
sewing ( which I love)
shopping (fabric, grocery)
cooking (when it suits me) and caring and sewing for my 3 favourite little girls.
reading, watching movies, and working at my part time occupation as healthcare provider, and the list goes on.
Several years ago I did indeed feel much much older...I was unable to walk without the aide of a walker, while I waited for hip surgery. That was a very valuable life lesson for me,( although I have gone through many other surgeries) the inability to walk was super awful and really depressing. When I could later walk, dance, bend, and even get down on the floor, to play with my little niece and later my grandbaby.I thanked God and modern medicine.
It occurs to me that we shouldn't wait for special occasions to count our many blessings, even when our kids do reach their 40s...maggielucia