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


Melinda said...

Hope you are feeling better Paul. I appreciate your nice thoughts. It is crazy to look back and think of all that has gone on in our lives. For good or bad it has helped us become what we are now.

P.S. It is real crazy that we have teenagers.

Jed said...

Paul, you are lucky enough to always be younger than me. And you think its a little rough with 1 teenager in Junior high.................Just you wait..........
Just you wait. But your kids will be great I am sure.

I know I lucked out with the great kids I got but sometimes the Drama, and the millions of places they need to be not to mention the money they ALWAYS need......

So this is what our parents meant when they said they could not wait till we were parents!

Later Primo