by Fran McNabb
Ever wonder where the years have gone. If you’re in your twenties or even thirties, you may not be spending time on this question, but if you’re over fifty, it’s a different story. One moment you’re thinking you have your entire life ahead of you, and then, boom, you wake up one morning and you’re retired or getting near retirement.
I'm well into my retirement years, and it seems there are always things that make me remember how fast the years have gone. I gave a baby shower for my great niece last weekend, and it was a reminder of how it was for me just yesterday—or so it seems—when I was like this young lady going through the exciting and sometimes scary months before the birth of
Where did those years go?
If I’m serious with myself, I realize those years didn’t just vanish. They were lived. That young lady who had a baby over forty years ago lived each day that went by. Those days might be a blur today, but they weren’t blurs back then. Each day was lived and cherished. Each little thing that my two boys did as they grew into young men was a wonderful experience, and even though the moments seemed to fly by, they did exist.
I look at this sweet niece and realize she too will make those same kinds of memories, and one day she’ll look back on these exciting days in store for her, and, like me, will wonder where those days went. Let’s hope she and all the young ladies about to start a family will live and cherish each day with their little ones because one day they will be just memories.
Does that make me sad? Certainly not. Those two boys of mine are now giving me memories with their sons! Can't get better than that.
FRAN MCNABB spent most of her life on the Gulf Coast where she and her husband raised two boys. They now have two grandsons. She loves to include children in her light romances, i.e., six little orphans in SAVING THE CHILDREN http://amzn.com/B00V7CSRVE, a child in WINDSWEPT http://amzn.com/B008RBSO3Y , ONCE IN A HALF MOON http://amzn.com/B00A9T6B3W , and PLAYING WITH FEELING http://amzn.com/B00IYZWTAM. She loves to hear from her readers at www.franmcnabb.com and at firstname.lastname@example.org