Monday, November 12, 2012
As I am typing, I am watching the miles go by on our way to a college visit with our 17-year old. This is an amazingingly terrifying thought. It both does and doesn't seem like only yesterday that we were celebrating the birth of the child we never thought we would have. What an amazing little thing he was then and what an amazing man-in-training he is and what an amazing man he will be. This college search and application process is frustrating and expensive but the fact that we are in it at all makes it a little easier.
I am not alone in this journey. On December 19th I will celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary. This means that next year I will have been married for half of my life. It also means that at this point, I have been in a relationship with the same person for more than half of my life. I'm trying to wrap my head around that. When I was my son's age, I was never getting married and never having children. My teenage self did not have a clue about how comforting it is to have that kind of commitment and longevity in one's life.
So, having reached these milestones in my life, I'm looking forward to the next phas milestones. I do a lot of traveling for work. Without a child at home, will my husband travel with me? Will we reallocate rooms in the house so we can finally have some studio space? Wil I finally have my black belt? There have been so many milestones in my 51 years, yet I still feel like that 17-year old self- trying to make plans when I don't have a clue what's ahead of me. Ain't life grand?