Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time to park it!

 I celebrated my milestone birthday a few days ago. I never thought I'd be 70. I lost my three best friends, Rose, Sheila, and Millie when they were in their 50's and 60's, two from cancer and one from a heart attack. I have lots of acquaintances, but some days I really miss my longtime besties.  I am fortunate to have a fun and funny hubby who I regard as my best friend.

I am grateful for every single day I get to spend with my great grandbabies. I treasure our moments and try to do something fun with them. Lately it's been discovering parks around town.

Charlie is a delight at ten months old. He is learning all about how to get what he wants, which is usually to be held. He complains; it is not a cry, just whining, moaning and groaning. He is so happy when someone responds to his wishes. He is imitating utterances and sounds. He's a smart one like his older brothers. I am so blessed to have the stamina to handle them.

Alex will be two soon, and he eats less than a bird. But he growls like a big dinosaur and scares PawPaw, then he belly laughs. Liam will be five next week, and he has such leadership ability and good ideas. He thinks he's the boss of everything and everyone. He's a good helper and so good hearted. He is the best big brother!

Are you finding balance in your life? Swinging high, reaching for the stars? Zooming, or plodding along? Keeping busy? Making discoveries? Looking at life with wide-eyed wonder? Making the most of every single day with which you you are blessed?

These little bodies, always on the go, keep my big body active two days a week.

Someone once said, the days are long, but the years are short. True. Seems yesterday their mommy and grandma, and uncle, and great uncle and their cousins were my babies, and here I am seventy years old.

Time flies when you're having fun! 


Val said...

Happy late birthday! Looks like the boys held a parade in your honor!

DUTA said...

Happy belated Birthday, Linda!
When we enter the 7th decade (in my case, three years ago), some of us seek to expand Family-time, some of us Me-time; both approaches tend to make us ignore the Countdown. Keeping busy and making the best of each day is indeed the best suggestion!

Sioux Roslawski said...

Congratulations, Linda. Happy 70th! You don't look like you've reached that milestone. You look far younger.

Connie said...

I hope your birthday was a happy one. You look much younger than 70 to me. The photos of the boys are adorable.

Friko said...

congratulations! 70 is not so bad, it’s hardly any age at all!
Thos sweet chappies will keep you young for a long time yet.

Susan said...

Those great grands are so darned adorable, Linda. I'm SURE they fill your heart and soul with love. They are also very blessed to have you! You are a dear great-grammie. Hope your new year of life is filled with oodles of love from the great-grands. Susan

jabblog said...

Welcome to your eighth decade. It's not so bad once you get used to it. It's certainly true that having young ones around helps to keep one young at heart.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Happy birthday! 70 is a milestone, and you make it look wonderful. And those boys are a treasure. A beautiful life for a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing your gems with us.

Pat Wahler said...

How'd I miss this post? Happy birthday, Linda! You look far younger than your age, and a happy life shines from your smile.