And then it is Winter

I received this email and because I could identify with much of it, I decided to post it. For many of you ‘winter’ has not yet arrived but it is worth pondering I think.

AND THEN IT IS WINTER

Life with my mate…. In a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.

I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

But, here it is… the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise…How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting grey…they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me…but, I see the great change…

Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant…but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore… it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will… I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so…now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…this I know, that when it’s over on this earth…its over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime.

So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life…so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

14 thoughts on “And then it is Winter

  1. I so relate to this. (I think I wrote about it.) One day I cried so hard, mourning my youth and lost opportunities. I can’t fathom where the years went either. Like they say; Getting older ain’t for sissies.

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  2. A good reminder, Diane. Sometimes, I ask where all the years went. My friends and I are now middle aged and could not hide that fact anymore. I feel it in my bones. I look at my parents and realize how old they have become. But thanks be to God, we are where we are.

    I hope to be where you are although I am a bit scared.

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    • I really did enjoy the decades and the different aspects of each .. I guess that I have just been a bit more introspective (wow big word) lately….. I do thank God for each and every blessing that came along… Diane

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  3. Like all things in life.. we regret when we realize how quickly time passes and the lovely memories in life are gone in a flash. But those memories are stored in our hearts and shape us going forward I think.. and just see how beautifully you’ve turned out:) I hope I grow old as gracefully as you.. xx

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    • Nkechi… I didn’t mean to sound as though it is all sad or bad…it was just right now I guess when I am in a weakened state I could identify with those issues… There are also many good things about growing older and many blessings…. I cherish those things in my life..Diane

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