Friday, December 05, 2008
Winter of Our Lives
Author unknown to me. This is so meaningful. The photo is of my father's mother near the end of her life.... She was the most active and feisty woman I ever knew. ~ Love Ruby *o*
None of you are in winter, but be prepared ;-)
It's winter before we know it..
I know that I lived lived them all..
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams... But, here it is..the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise..
How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go? I remember well.. seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like...
But, here it is...my friends are retired and really getting gray...they move slower and I see an older person now. Lots are in better shape than me.. but, I see the great change... Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant... but, like me, their age is beginning to show
and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore.. it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will, I just fall asleep where I sit!!
And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!
But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over... its over....
Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done ,,,,,
things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done.
It's all in a lifetime...
So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you,
that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would
like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!
Don't put things off too long!
Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can
never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life... so, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!! 'Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one!
Winter is not so much aging as when our time is up. The golden years can be very painful. Some are blessed with good health even at old ages. They are not common. Even when people are careful with their health, the aging process is no piece of cake. Thanks for printing this. anon