Friday, August 29, 2008

How Did This Happen?

“The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.”—Oscar Wilde

I recall being the young woman, wife and mother with the svelte figure, smooth, unwrinkled skin, energy plus, and eyes that could see without bifocals. Where did she go so quickly?

Fast Forward to Now
I'm a grandmother. How did this happen? I still feel young, but my body has begun telling me otherwise. My six-week old granddaughter was doing her evening fussy aerobics, which reminded me. Why did God make children energetic and parents and grandparents tired? Shouldn't it be reversed?

2 comments:

jannybug said...

Kids probably steal their energy from us. That's why they have so much as we have less and less.

Scoti Springfield Domeij said...

I jokingly say that God should let us have our fourth child first. Then we'd know what we are doing.