Was there a time when I
wondered worried what the ‘golden years’ would bring??? YES! With good reason…….. The house had seemed blown open, hemorrhaging children, draining the life blood of the place. No longer did it feel like a sanctuary as it had when they were small, folded in at the end of the day, all softness and tired sweetness; or in more recent years filled with their friends, the refrigerator door always open. Now it felt like a gaping wound, raw and tender to the touch.
This past weekend they came back ‘en mass’ to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary, both ending in zero – significant milestones. Twenty-four in all: children, their spouses, their children and a grandchild’s child……….four generations of love,
joined by dear friends,
food served, entertainment provided,
pictures of the birthday boy, spanning the decades,
pictures of our life together……
We feel loved and celebrated…………but stay tuned – we are not yet ready to ride quietly into the sunset!!!