Thursday, November 20, 2008

And Then It's Winter..For All My Pals

And it's winter before we know it....
You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. 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 friends are retired and really getting gray...they move slower and I see an older person now. Lots are in better shape than me... but, I see the great change... Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant... but, like me, their 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'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 that I wish I had done but never did!!

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...its over....Yes , I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done ,,,,,things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime....

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! Don't put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as 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, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!'

Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.
Make it a fantastic one.



P-Dot said...

I just love this Carole, thanks for posting it. I did change the font to verdana and the size to large as some people (old eyes) have trouble reading the posts.

Christine said...

I feel blessed to know some of the classiestleaders around! I love how all of you stick together through it all. You are all examples of "good freinds" to all of us! I can't even tell you what a blesseing it was to spend time with each and every one of you at the condo! I loved meeting Terry as well! Lots of great memories and will never forget how hard I laughed with all of you playing that darn game!

P-Dot said...

I really enjoyed spending more than just a short visit with you and you have grown up to be such a woman of God and amazing Mother that you are an encouragement to me as well as a Blessing to your Mother.
I don't think I have laughed that hard in many years. You are also one of the most intense game players I ever seen and I think you kind of scared me when I put my head on Terri and begged her to "make her stop".