Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What Makes You Feel Old?

DSC_0144I know we all just graduated from College last week.  But does anyone else have those reality checks that make you feel your age?

Oh, boy, have I had some head-shakers lately.

My son asked me to run the mile with him last night and I about snorted my coffee up my nose.  Last time I did that was close to thirty years ago.  Running the mile that is.  I snort my coffee fairly often at some of the things you ladies write about.

Then, this morning, I had a sweet little girl I used to teach in first grade “friend” me on face book.  And invite me to her senior recital.  In college.  YIKES!

Can that really be??

I have only to look in the mirror for reassurance.  I’m no spring chicken anymore.  That, and my trial membership at CURVES is kicking my behind!  Lol! 

How did this happen?

Do you ever feel that way?  Like it hits you and you kind of have to stop and take stock of where you are in life?  Maybe set some new goals, and kick it up a notch?

I wouldn’t turn back the clock.  Well… 

…Nah.      

Surprisingly, I like the place in life where I’m at.  Wrinkles and sags and all. 

Sure, this staying at home life is a lot of thankless work.  And I miss the classroom at times.  But my kids are a lot of fun.  And now more than ever, it is fun to joke around with them on a whole new level.

And more than that, I’m beginning to catch glimpses of the young men God is helping them to become.

I guess that’s the key to contentment at any stage in life.  Looking for the work God is doing, appreciating the process, counting your blessings, and sharing the journey with friends.

Thanks for letting me share our journey with you, and for sharing yours with me!  It makes the process so much more fun!

If you’re feeling old today, what blessings can you count?   :)

3 comments:

Christina said...

"I guess that’s the key to contentment at any stage in life. Looking for the work God is doing, appreciating the process, counting your blessings, and sharing the journey with friends."

Yes indeed. Thank you for sharing your reflections this morning. : )

Mari said...

I'm feeling old because I'm turning 50 in a few weeks. But I agree with you - I don't want to go back either.
I have so much to be thankful for - Christ, my husband, my kids, my house... It just goes on!

great-mom-lousy-farmer said...

I feel old every time the words, "When I was your age," come out of my mouth.
I'll be turning 40 next year, and I think I'll be OK with it. I am blessed to have wonderful children, the perfect husband for me, and a God who keeps on giving.
Thank you for reminding me.