Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Yellow Roses For An ‘Old’ Lady
Several months ago my oldest granddaughter asked how old I would be on my next birthday. When I told her, she gasped and said, ‘I didn’t know you were going to be that old!’ To be honest, I hadn’t felt that old until that moment. When seen through the eyes of a young teen, the age I am now must seem hard to comprehend. What I didn’t tell her was that it seems like just yesterday I was where she is in life and I, too, thought I would never get to be that age. And I also didn’t say that time goes so fast – something I heard when I was young and didn’t comprehend – and, suddenly, here I am.
Well, today I am that age! And in many ways I don’t feel a whole lot older than I did all those years ago. I just feel wiser! And happy - and content - and satisfied to be exactly where I am. I see things so much differently. I think I feel things much deeper and I hope I love a whole lot more! I’m glad – oh, so glad – that I have made it to this place in my life. You see, my friends, today is my birthday and I am so happy to tell you my age. I have finally reached that age!
(The beautiful miniature yellow roses shown above were a gift from my sweetheart. He knows they are my favorite!)