Monday, November 30, 2009


Another Holiday is over and everyone seems to be talking about the next one already. I myself, I don't like to hurry things in my life. Maybe it's my age, maybe I have gained a bit of wisdom after all these years.

I remember as a youth that when I went to school on Monday, Friday seemed like a lifetime away. And I seem to spend a good deal of time trying to wish away my long week, only to feel like my weekend had 'flown by'.
I have discovered that moments in time can be elusive..traveling faster than I ever realized they could. Why is it now, now that I am old enough to appreciate my days, my moments in my life, each beautiful day seems to go by so fast?
I am at this point in life where I am happier than I have ever been in my life. Happier with myself, so happy with my marriage, happy where my relationships are within my family, so happy with the world around me.
So why is time flying by now?
Of course I know why.
It is because I have finally grown the wisdom to appreciate each small moments in my day...a short phone call from a dear Friend, a few moments of handholding as my husband and I walk hand in hand to the mailbox, the smile in his eyes as we sit together eating our dinner. Even the time we spend together cuddled up on the couch watching our favorite TV show. Even the TV programs seem shorter.
Yes, I did find my love late in life and that adds to my frustration that these days go by so quickly. I want a life time of this...20, 30 40 years of this. But I know I can't and that can feel very sad. But I am sure that is what makes our love so strong and special...we have waited a lifetime for this love and we have been fortunate enough to find it in this lifetime. And we both are spending almost every moment of our days living it and appreciating each other.
I wish I could tell the Youth of today..."Slow down"..."Enjoy this moment"..."It will never happen again". But of course I know I can't and I know if someone had tried to tell me the same thing 40 our 50 years ago I too, would not have listen because I had all the time in the world. Yes, didn't we all? But they too have this time of wisdom to look forward to. That's the best part, they too will get their chance. And I know they too will wonder "Where has the time gone?"


keewee said...

Yes my friend, that is the way of life. We are both lucky to have found such beautiful relationships later in life.

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

Sometimes we actually do something really amazing and wonderful in our lives don't we Jenn! Thank God!!

Rae said...

What a wonderful love story!
I know how you feel about time- especially this time of year- things just seem to roll off the calendar and disappear! I sure am feeling old lately. But, hopefully the new year will be long and happy!Great post.

mistaya's M.O.M. said...

Yes Rae, I am striving for youthful feelings next year!!

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