Checking drafts on computer
this one was written 2 years ago
and never posted.
life is good in these
3 score, 10 plus
rapidly going by years.
Just aging and issues that
arise from that.
Nothing is missed from
another lifestyle that when
looked at realistically
never lasted many years....
Just had the thought
if this young woman could
just have been given the gift
of seeing into the future.
Many tears would never have
been shed and she would have
been made aware that
a lot of old memories
do fade away.
This is what I wrote several years ago on this date......
Do old memories ever just die or totally fade away?
Looking through boxes of old photographs. Some make her smile and some sad.
This particular one brought tears to her eyes.
She is the age of her youngest daughter at this time.
She had left the big house, country clubs, big cars in the drive, private schools and struck out on her own with one little one.
The other children were making their own way.
One on her own in Michigan, two in college and one in high school.
Here she stands at the side of the old farm home with her little one. A new way of life is beginning. Now looking back, the years testify that it has been good. The path has been up and down and never level. She learned and then she fell down again. But she always dusted herself off and continued on.
It dawns on her now that she is back where she started years ago. She lives on this same property and now looks out over the old farm home. Now she is not sad and young, now she is old and at peace.
Looking at the picture again, she wants to wrap her arms around the young woman and tell her that everything will be alright and she will smile again. She will tell her there will be good memories and some that will be sad but she will continue to grow and learn and it will not be easy. But she will survive.
Just seems like it took a long time!! But then she has lived most of her lifetime.