I used to be young and energetic and single-minded and young and a swimmer/tennis player and active and young…
Then I grew up, had babies, worked “outside the home”, chauffeured to soccer, swim, baseball, softball, appointments…life was a constant balancing act and required all my attention and energy to maintain.
Now I am older and am running quite short of energy, brain power, flexibility, patience, drive, desire…however, at the same time, I am totally inspired and in love with watching the next generation take up where I and my generation left off. Thanks to the wonder of social networking, I am able to watch my daughter, son and their friends live life with all the energy and verve I once had.
I guess that is what it is all about. I am really pleased with how my kids have turned out and will continue to bask in the glow of their young lives. Maybe I can stop being so hard on myself for missing the things I have lost and continue to lose. Anyone seen my memory? My body? My litheness? They have gone walkabout.