Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Old

When I was younger, I always thought I'd marry young and be done having children in my twenties. After all, that's what my parents had done. They were 21 when they had me and 24 when they had my brother. They were 39 when I graduated from high school.

Now, here I am today. My 35th birthday is just 3 weeks away. I'll be 35 when this baby, my fourth, is born. Just 4 years shy of the age my parents were when I left home. It's a bit disconcerting when I think about it. I never, in my wildest imagination, thought I'd be having children in my thirties. Never. And here I am. Not only that, but I thought about when my children will graduate. I'll be 53 when this child finally graduates high school and is ready to leave home for college. 53! Not 39, like my parents, but 53.

Not only all that, but I don't think we are necessarily done. Four just doesn't sound right. So, I may be graduating children at an even older age.

I just can't imagine having the energy to keep up with teens in my fifties.

I feel so old!

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2 Comments:

Traci Best said...

I also turned 35 this year! My parents had me at 32 and 35...but I was 'unexpected'. My older Sister and Brother are 49 and 46 now, they were 14 and 11 when I was born! LOL...

I was amazed the day that we took custody of our three kids. David and I were exactly 32 and 35! That was really funny because there are only a little over two weeks of the year that we are three years apart! (His birthday is June 25th, mine is July 13th. We took custody on July 2nd that year.)

Anyway...it is all God's timing. You are only on HIS schedule, no one elses!

Hope you are feeling better!

Traci

Too Many Hats said...

You are still very young. Keep having them until you cannot anymore. They will keep you young at heart for sure.