Saturday, June 16, 2012

How can that be possible?

Several things have happened lately that make me wonder. . . "How can that be possible?"

My black Lab, Molly, will soon be 11 years old.  She is my third Lab.  Then it struck me. . . we brought our first Labrador Retriever home as an 8 week old puppy in 1985.  Has it REALLY been that long ago???

The TV show Dallas, that back in the 70's and 80's, I planned my life around and never missed a show, has now been revived.  Oh, no way, can J.R. look THAT old.  And Sue Ellen?  And Bobby is gray haired now?  How can that be possible?

And today, Laura Fell, is 90 years old.  She is the mother of my long time friend, Jackie.  We've been friends since the third grade!  And Jackie is 7 months away from being eligible for Medicare!

Now, I'm not going to tell you how close my own twin sons are to their 40th birthday. . . no, I couldn't deal with that.  After all, I'm not old enough to have kids that old!!!  Never mind that my oldest grandson is, ouch!  Is he really going to be 12 in October???

Taking all these things together, stirring them up in my mind, made me realize something special.  Look how far I've come!  I am not the person I was 20, 30, or 40 years ago. . . and I'm glad!  All the things that happen in a lifetime, good, bad, heartbreaking, exhilarating, mundane, trivial, noteworthy or not. . . all these things make you special.  And that is something only time can do!

4 comments:

  1. What an awesome post! I had to think about my life and yes, I'm not the person I was when I was 20, 30, or 40 and I'm glad about that too. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. What wonderful reflections. :) Yes, being here and in the now is wonderful. I wouldn't want to go back either. :) Great post!

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  3. Sherry, it's said that you are ONLY as old as you feel and obviously you don't feel your age (or do you?) Anyway what's an age got to do with enjoying who we are and how far we've come. Enjoy the weekend!

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  4. What always startles me is that I have now lived longer in Indiana than I lived in Tennessee. Almost twice as long, in fact.

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