Five Minute Friday: Older

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Today's prompt is: Older


5-minute-friday-1As I hit the latter part of my twenties I am starting to feel the effects of getting older. Starting to notice that I have a little more trouble losing weight than I used to. Starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes. Finding a white hair.

I do fear getting older physically. I have a lot of worries about how my body will carry me through the years. Will I get diabetes since I am at risk from having gestational diabetes? Will I have issues with memory in my late age? Will I be able to run and play with my children and their children? Will my joints or my insides cause me issues?

However, the older I get the more I notice my excitement for growth. My age carries with it a lot more wisdom than my younger self. I have been through a lot of things. My young adult years, my marriage, infertility, parenthood, divorce, remarriage. I have gained so much from all those different times.

I feel like an experienced mother. People come to me for parenting advice sometimes! As a young woman I thought kids were annoying and had trouble imagining myself as a Mother. Now I would never trade my two little gifts for anything.

I have learned a lot about me. What I love and hate about myself. What I can change and can't change.

I think the greatest thing about getting older is looking forward to everything I have to learn, everything I have to gain, and all the joys, and yes even the trials that I have to overcome. I have learned that I can handle no matter what comes my way. I know that God will not put anything in my path that he doesn't think I am capable of. I know I will spend this life looking for ways to be a better person, a better Mother, a better wife, a better friend and especially finding ways to become closer to God.

So, even with all the fears I have of the physical part of getting older, I know I am here to learn. And that is what I intend to do.


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