Well it happened when I was not looking….
I grew up, became a parent, and now I have entered the grandparent stage of my life.
This is so very cool!
When I was 6 I daydreamed about being 12.
My oh my that sounded so grown up. Imagine being 12!! I would learn how to drive and awe and amaze everyone at my natural ability. I would be granted a drivers license, being the youngest person to ever be given this driving privilege.
When I was 12 I imaged life at 18. I would be an adult, and would move as far away from these people as I possibly could. I would be able to do what I wanted, when I wanted, and if I did not want to clean my room (it is MY ROOM!!!) then I would not have to.
Life did not turn out quite like I imagined. I did not learn how to drive till I was 14, and I most certainly did not have a "natural ability". The first lesson I almost ran the car into a ditch, it was so hard to maintain a straight heading.
At 18 I had been married for 2 years, and found that being an adult was not as glamorous as envisioned. Bills to pay, a baby to care for, my room was a mess and I felt disorganized and overwhelmed.
Looking back 20 years later I realize that life is so very short.
It seems it was just yesterday I was a little girl. …
Just a few short hours ago I was a rebellious teenager determined to have her way….
just a few minutes ago I was dropping my own little girl off at grade school.
All I did was blink