Friday, August 12, 2011's inevitable...

…something I got to talking about with my mom and sisters recently – got to thinking about this because my ‘baby sister’ just turned 5-0.

Why is it, we look in the mirror and still despite the image it actually shows, we still see ourselves as the invincible-I-can-do-anything 20-to-30-year-old ? know the one that has no wrinkles (excuse me…laugh lines ! ), no belly bulge or ‘gravity’ affecting various body parts….How did we miss the change of going from BEING the fun-loving-young-adults to BECOMING The PARENTS OF fun-loving-young-adults ?

Any one else hearing the lyrics to some older popular songs about the seasons turning, or that we would miss this and want it back…?

I look back in time and wonder when did that crown of grey and white begin to rest on my head? I find myself wanting to hold things as they are, to stop that forward momentum of change….

Time is inevitable, it marches on, and with it, so do we march on as well -- perhaps still to the beat of the same drummer we have always marched to, …though perhaps he too drums a little slower….or perhaps it just seems to be moving slower because life continues to go on around us at breakneck speed….

In any case…the first 50 were pretty good years. We learned a lot about ourselves and our place in the world. Here’s to the next 50 little sister, or to use your words, “…onto the next Chapter…..”


  1. I'm only 35 and I feel that way already. I'm not actual sure I am an adult yet and I really like this age and would really like to stay here. Sigh. I only hope I can age even a little gracefully.

  2. Reading this made me cry. I will be 50 in December and wonder too, when did this gray hair take over my head. When did my daughter get married,and then end up already with 2 daughters of her own? When did my 2nd born get old enough to be saving money to buy an engagement ring? When did my 3rd born get the idea that he is old enough to leave for college next month. And then, the baby? How can he be an almost 16 year old high school sophomore getting ready to drive??
    Oh, those same songs are playing in my head these days too!
    *smiles and a hug*