Thursday, April 18, 2013
When my daughter told me she found 5 grey hairs, it was like I went into denial. I've been grey for quite some time and quit coloring 8 years ago. I've accepted that I'm a grey-headed older woman. I love being a grandmother; I don't mind looking like one. But my little girl? How could she have grey hairs?? This just cannot be. Oh, I know. I was 32 years old when I had my one and only child so I could easily have a child 10 years older. I definitely am old enough to have a grey-headed kid. So why do I feel like I'm in shock?
And then there was the great event yesterday. It is with great joy that I tell you my husband became a great grandfather yesterday. His married 19 year old granddaughter gave birth to a beautiful little boy, Rylan. Why don't I feel as much joy telling you that I am now a step great grandmother? Cannot be. But let me let you ooo and awe and coo:
He is just darling. We'll be going to Tennessee to meet him the first of July.
One of my SparkFriends wrote recently (you know who you are ONEKIDSMOM) that I'm not getting older, I'm getting faster. Truth of the matter is that I am getting older, but I am getting faster, too. Today's challenging workout was half mile repeats at 7.1 mph/8.5 minutes per mile. Coach told me to do 4 to 6 of them depending how I felt. I did all 6!! I look at some of my running buddies who are my age. Running doesn't stop aging, but it does add life to the years!!
So this old lady, with a greying daughter, and a new great grandchild, is delighted to be living life fully and fit! We can't outrun the years, but we can just keep running with a smile ear to ear!!