feeling old

Man I am getting old! Everyday something happens to remind me, yet nothing seemed to make me feel quite so old as to see my second child Abbey graduate from high school.  For a large part of that evening it made me sad to think of how fast time had flown by and how often I missed opportunities.
However, following the graduation as I saw all of the positive, exciting and complimentary remarks my daughter received from teachers, coaches and friends the sadness went away.  I felt a sense of happiness, joy, pride and thanksgiving for the privilege it has been to participate in her life.  I realized that part of getting older is relishing the fruitfulness of our lives and seeing others rise up and take there place in the world.
So if you are out there and struggling about feeling older, don’t look in the mirror!!  Look at the fruit and the many things that are yet to be discovered.