Saturday, January 10, 2009

Getting Old(er)

January is a busy month for our household with three birthdays, all within the first twelve days of the month. We began this past Monday with my 36th, moved on to Sweet G's 11th on Tuesday, and will finish up with Teeny Bopper's 13th this coming Monday. Earlier today I came home pretty wiped out from a Republican Party meeting that seemed to take forever and crashed hard into the recliner for about an hour. (I have been sick all week, and then made the additional mistake of wearing boots to a "standing room only" meeting that lasted from 8:30am until 2:30pm - if I sound like I am rambling it might be the drugs I'm taking)

Anyway, during my semi-conscious sojourn in the recliner I began thinking about having a teenage daughter, being closer to 40 than to 30, having our sixth kid a little later this year, and all of the events that I have participated in over the last 36 years. I remembered friends and family members who have left us, counted the number of nieces and nephews that have arrived, and reminisced on how quickly time flies by whether you are having fun or not.

All in all, I have enjoyed my life up through today, feel blessed by all of the experiences I have had and am looking forward to the new ones this year is sure to bring. As I "age" I hope that I learn to appreciate the moments that make up my life, and find the joy that is waiting to be discovered each day