Seven and a Half Decades

This title reminds me of my last birthday back in December when I thought 75 sounded old but even more so when someone in my family remarked it was three-quarters of a century.  I definitely did not care for that at all.  My wonderful younger son said “hey Mom, how about Seven and a half decades”?  I laughed then as I am now thinking that 75 and a half years ago I came into this wonderful world.  It has been a roller coaster a see-saw of emotions and many learning experiences that have brought me to today.  Having the joy of bringing three wonderful sons in to my life and seeing them grow into awesome men and human beings is pretty spectacular to me.

In addition to this happening just the experience itself of having eight wonderful grand-children ranging in age from 30-14 months is very special.   I know from many of my acquaintances that do not have children or grand-children in their life how blessed I am.   Add to this equation are my two great grand-children ages 11 and eight and so it is no wonder why I love volunteering,  especially with children.  All I want to do is share my happiness and experience with all of them!

It would be awesome to make two and half more decades and dream about how much more I could give, but that is not up to me.  Somewhere, I believe my number lies in the book of life and I plan to make it a day-to-day journey of love and caring for others that makes them happy and productive, too.

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