MY WORLD..... THROUGH THE LENS OF A NIKON D-50

Monday, February 19, 2007

AND IT'S WINTER BEFORE WE KNOW IT....

And it's winter before we know it....

 REFLECTIONS

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.   And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.  I know that I lived them all...

And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of allmy hopes and dreams... But, hereit is..the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...

How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?

I remember well... seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like... 

But, here it is...wife retired and she's really getting gray...she moves slower and I see an older woman now. She's in better shape than me... but, I see the great change...  Not the one I married who was young and vibrant... but, like me, her age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore...it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things.

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...This I know, that when it's over...its over....Yes , I have regrets .There are things I wish I hadn't done ,,,,,things I should have done. But indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done Its all in a lifetime.. .

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!

Life goes by quickly So, do what you can today, because you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...

"Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who came after. Make it a fantastic one."

LIVE IT WELL!!

 ~author unknown~

1 comment:

gravydogg55 said...

    THE 'AUTHOR UNKNOWN' SAID IT WELL
       I HAVE AN OLDER SISTER THAT OCCASIONALLY WILL SAY, I DID'NT EXPECT TO BE HERE THIS LONG.
   TO SEE A PHOTO OF HER WHEN SHE WAS THREE YEARS OLD, MY JOURNAL,
    HTTP://JOURNALS.AOL.COM/GRAVYDOGG55/SAMSAYS/
        THE PHOTO WAS SNAPPED IN 1916 WITH A BOX CAMERA.
SHE CONTINUES TO DRIVE AND LIVES IN HER OWN HOME IN COLORADO.
    ONE OF MY HOBBIES IS PRINTING PHOTOS CAPTURED.
WHEN SEEING YOUR JOURNAL, ADDED IT TO MY FAVORITES    SAM

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