Wrinkles in Time

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. 

Me and my Daughter, Alisha

I am also caught off guard.        

Tears brimming, 

          “because I am lucky to be here right now and hold you on my lap,

 precious Abby.”

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

My Birthday

I wrote a post in January, 2021 where I was celebrating my 774-month-old birthday.

My Ultimate Favourite Meal and Wine Glasses from Hell

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

Reading “Tina Lost in a Crowd” by Miriam Hurdle

My Daughter, Sara’s post on her blog: Every Wrinkle Came From a SmileAging 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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