Out of the Mouths of Babes
Cuddly 5-year-old Abby runs her fingers along my neck.
“Why do you have wrinkles, Grandma?”
Abby’s Mother, my Daughter, spits out her drink laughing.
I am also caught off guard.
“because I am lucky to be here right now and hold you on my lap,
Would I Trade My Wrinkles?
And miss the laughs my husband and I share every day.
And miss how my friends and family make me smile.
And miss the tears, caring deeply about those I have loved and lost.
I Would Not Trade My Wrinkles
And miss the depth and abundance of emotions I have lived and shared.
I am lucky to be right here right now and hold my precious grandchildren on my lap.
“It is a privilege to have these Wrinkles in Time”
Do you celebrate your birthday or would you rather stop counting birthdays?
Behind the Scenery
I wrote a post in January, 2021 where I was celebrating my 774-month-old birthday.
Six months have flown by and I am celebrating a milestone this month.
Every birthday is a milestone.
Privilege of Holding Grandchildren On My Lap
Cuddling and reading a wonderful book to 5-year-old Abby and 7-year-old Sadie.
Book: “Tina Lost in a Crowd” by Miriam Hurdle
Miriam’s blog: The Showers of Blessings
My Daughter, Sara’s post on her blog: Every Wrinkle Came From a Smile – Aging With Grace
Sara’s blog: Relax, It’s all Write
Marty’s comment on my January, 2021 post still cracks me up:
“Oh, go on, please. You don’t look a month over 500 months.
Who’s foolin’ who here anyway?!“
Marty’s blog: Snakes in the Grass
An inspirational, good friend left me this note to read one morning at work: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” (quote by Hunter S. Thompson)
(thank you C.S.)
Thank you for my Wrinkles in Time.
My Life So Far
“It was nothing I thought it would be and everything I had hoped”
(by Erica Henault)
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