May 19, 2022

TIME CHANGES

Sometimes.....we can all feel a little melancholy.....

time marches forward and the way we see our lives
begins to change.....we can become bored with
daily living and it's hard to find the joy we used to feel.....
Our love for our family, for our celebrations never waivers, but the 
landscape can change.....

Granddaughter and her bestie.....
these two....friends since kindergarten....all through school,
and now their college graduations....
they move into their first apartment this weekend....



Remember how exciting it was to be in your early twenties....
your career had begun, your education was completed and
you felt like a young ingenue off on new pathway ....
what a very sweet time of life!



The grandbabies are no longer...BABIES...
I miss them....college in Montana and football training is well
underway....after a short trip home only to be off on 
a beach vacation with friends...then back to Montana....
everyone is now going in different directions, different cities...



Boyfriends become part of our family....and we welcome that....
also a college graduate and has begun a successful career....



The youngest grandchild is now a teenager with his own mindset....
his own style, interests and making decisions on his room, his friendships 
and sports preferences....while Mom and Dad closely monitor
his social media

It's all food for thought....
how much we look forward to retirement,
then finding a new way to challenge ourselves to stay sharp,
keep active and feel connected....
We fight the process of aging so that our social life
does not revolve around doctor appointments!
There are always reasons to cook delicious food, honor traditions
and celebrate your life....it's as simple as getting back to basics....
 


6 comments:

  1. You are new to me, me having just started following you. Love the post... yes, family gets scattered to the wind.

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  2. Good thoughts and great encouragements. Yes, life is not static and people and family move on and all too often away. We wish them all the best. My daughter is selling her home on the river. That kid doesn't land anywhere too long. 😳

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  3. Very insightful and so true.....thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  4. I understand how you feel. Time marches on and things change. I'm 68 and the older I get the less energy I have to enjoy retirement. Our 18 month old granddaughter keeps us busy for 3 days a week, babysitting, and I tell ya, the next day I sometimes stay in my PJ's all day! Our 14 year old grandson, is like Luke. Becoming very independent. Although as I type this, the whole family is spending the week-end in the Sleeping Bear sand dunes area in upper Michigan and Connor is laying across my bed watching Impractical Jokers! It takes more effort to get everyone together, but it is so worth it. I hope I never become too old to create new memories. Betsy, I love your blog.

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  5. I know keeping a blog takes effort and so much creative energy. but I feel like you're doing important work.
    it seems to stand as a little lighthouse for all of us! showing us the beauty of sailing our individual boats around the shoals and big rocks of Change!
    Love of family and beauty and tradition.
    Thank you for it. and for just being YOU!

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  6. from tammy above: "showing us the beauty of sailing our individual boats around the shoals and big rocks of Change!" Wow....never truer words written!!!
    Yes! I'm right there with you...we do spend our younger lives looking forward to retirement and then when it gets here, we're too tired to enjoy it!!! At least that's how I feel about it....but I am doing my damndest to keep the mind sharp and the body moving and finding ways to make every day just a bit more fun than the one before. And sometimes that just means that I go off all alone to write or read or just wonder at life itself!!

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