This week, we’re joining the party at Momalom, where they are hosting a 5 for 5 party. Five topics, for five days. The prompt for today is AGE. So please feel free to set your ruminations this week on “age,” link up your Bigger Picture Moment at Jade's Tasting Grace, and then link up at 5 for 5!
How many days until my birthday now mama?
Is it my birthday now mama?
She reveled in her birthday, in the becoming of a new age. It was the best day ever because it was all hers.
Do you remember that?
Unbridled joy and excitement for the turning of a year older? When the march forward was exciting and new instead of tiring?
I want to live my life intentionally, like my children do naturally. Taking delight in everything around me. But the years of pain, neglect, and busy make that a monumental task. It means ignoring the natural inclinations of a body and mind that just want to go through the motions and get it done.
I may not have been jumping for joy at the number on my cake but I should have. Every birthday I have is another year that I get be here and watch these amazing little people grow and delight in their surroundings.
My grandpa used to joke that he read the obits everyday “so he could make sure he wasn’t in them”, always said with a deep belly laugh and a grin. He was often meet with the rolling of eyes and a soft snort, silly old man.
I’m the silly one though, not him, not my daughter.
As I fret the passing of another year, the sagging skin, the wrinkles and the grays they were enjoying every minute of their life. Grandpa wasn’t worried about the few wisps of hair left on his head, he just wanted a hot cup of coffee and a nap in a recliner. My daughter doesn’t fret that her pants are too tight, she just jumps with joy at the thought of a new skirt.
The saying is "age is just a number it’s how you feel that matters". I’m hoping to be able to live that fully before I’m a grandma myself.
Enjoying age, that's my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week. What's Yours
Harness the moment. Write it down, share a picture, a poem or prose. However YOU need to process and remember the moment. All moments big and small.
Try to visit the other participants and encourage each other in this journey we call life.