It all started with making sure that all of my grandkids' birthdays were on my Yahoo calendar. I depend on that gadget even though I do have the names and dates printed up on a sheet of paper and stuck on my bulletin board. With 11 grandchildren, I need all the help I can get.
I decided to include on my birthday list my kid's and their spouses' birthdays as well as everyone's birth year; everyone's birth year except those of my daughter in laws and son in law, of course. They've not volunteered and I haven't asked. I'm not that kind of mother in law.
Somehow, you just always think of your kids as young. Even when they are married, have kids of their own and are graying at the temples, they are still young. Imagine my surprise when I saw the cold, hard facts....
This year...I was a bit stunned. When did this all happen? I even used my calculator and sure enough.....I'm getting old.
~my first born will be 43 years old.
~my middle child will be 40 years old.
~my "baby" will be 29 years old.
~my first grandchild will be 21 years old.
But, I'm really not complaining. I have been blessed with three healthy children, all who love the Lord and are making life work in their own fashion. I have 11 grandchildren ranging from 20 to 1 year of age. I have 2 lovely daughters in law and a fantastic son in law. I have a grand daughter in law. And I'm sure in the future there will be a great grand child to add to the mix.
Then I will REALLY feel old.