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Growing Old

You know, time has a way
of moving quickly and catching you
unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday
that I was a young girl,
just married and embarking
on my new life with my husband.
And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago,
and I wonder where all the years went.
I know that I lived them all...

And I have glimpses
of how it was back then and
of all my hopes and dreams...
But, here it is...
the winter of my life and
it catches me by surprise...

How did I get here so fast?
Where did the years go
and where did my babies go?
And where did my youth go?

I remember well... seeing older people
through the years and thinking that those
older people were years away from me
and that winter was so far off
that I could not fathom it or imagine fully
what it would be like...

But, here it is...
my husband is really getting gray...
he moves slower and
I see an older man now.
He's in much better shape than me...
but, I see the great change...
Not the one I married who was dark
and young and strong...
but, like me, his age is beginning
to show and we are now those older
folks that we used to see
and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that
just getting a shower
is a real target for the day!
And taking a nap is not a treat anymore...
it's mandatory!
Cause if I don't on my own free will...
I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now
I enter into this new season
of my life unprepared
for all the aches and pains
and the loss of strength and ability
to go and do things.

But, at least I know,
that though the winter has come,
and I'm not sure how long it will last...
This I know, that when it's over...
I will enjoy the Spring in the arms
of my loving Father...
and wait for my loved ones to come
when their winter is over too.

So, if you're not in your winter yet...
let me remind you, that it will be here
faster than you think.
So, whatever you would like
to accomplish in your life
please do it quickly!

For remember that scripture?...
our life is but a vapor, it vanishes away...
So, do what you can today,
because you can never be sure
whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see
all the seasons of your life...
so, live for God today
and say all the things that you want
your loved ones to remember...

Life is God's gift to you.
The way you live your life
is your gift to God.
Make it a fantastic one."



Unknown author,

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of the above, please let me know so I can
give proper credit.

Music entitled "Growing Old Along With Me"

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Date Created: November 2, 2005
Updated: April 4, 2018