Today I flew to Utah, as I was seated in the planes and watched the people get on with their little children, I wondered how in the world I did it with 4 children when we flew from Seattle to West Virginia ( back in the day )? I don’t really remember very often having any problems with the kids. They each had their little back packs that were filled with little treasures and snacks. They were so excited to see their Grandparents, that they were really good the whole 6 hour flight. Still I wonder now, how in the world I did it. No wonder my back hurts so much!
As I tried to get my luggage off the carrousel and realized that I will pay for that for days to come (with my back), I realize that I am getting older and not quite as strong as I use to be. Traveling is much harder than it used to be years ago, that is for sure. Oh well, I am here and so hopefully my back with rest, and I will get a chance to spend some time with my family and friends while Jeff takes the kids on to Idaho and off to college.
This is the beginning of our Empty Nesters adventure. It is exciting, it’s a bit sad, it’s hard to believe that time has gone by so fast. So I guess we should say…let the adventure begin! The only thing that would make this trip better was if all the rest of the kids and grandkids were here!
Need to head to bed, good night dear friends.
“The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. “ ~ Madeleine L'Engle
“To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.” ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich
“You can't hide your true colors as you approach the autumn of your life.” ~ Author Unknown