Growing up I often heard my mother say that as you age time flies faster. I always thought that was silly. Time is time. It does not move slower or faster. A minute is 60 seconds, an hour is 60 minutes. Same for everyone.
Now that my mother is gone and I am the old lady in the room, I totally understand what she meant.
As we approach the end of 2019 it is hard for me to believe another year is almost gone. It seems only yesterday my husband and I put our house in Illinois on the market and took a big step to move to Michigan. At our age (71 and 79) starting over in a new town, a new state was a little scary. After our house sold we loaded all our belongings in a truck and headed out for a new adventure. And here we are already in our second year here.
Come spring I will be 72. When I look in the mirror and see the old woman with grey hair and wrinkles I often wonder how she got there? Where is that redhead with the smooth complexion?
My mother was a strong, active woman and I found it hard to keep up with her as a young adult. The memory of the day I was walking with her and suddenly realized I needed to slow down so she could keep up with me is still so strong. Now I see my daughter doing the same with me.
It truly seems time is flying much faster as I approach old age. (Notice I said approach. I still refuse to believe I am old.)
Looking at life from the last stage I can say it has been a great ride. I plan to enjoy these last years to the fullest.
- Life, if lived well, is long enough….Seneca
- Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments….Rose Kennedy
- The truth about motherhood is that the days drag on but the years fly past…ChildInsider
- Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind….Nathaniel Hawthorn
- Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today….Mother Teresa
As we head into the Christmas holidays, enjoy every moment. Don’t spend time regretting what you may not have, but enjoy what this year, this moment gives you.