Monday, January 03, 2011

And Then it's Winter!

Note: This is not my original work. I received it via email from a cousin who was very dear to my late wife. She is the only one from that family that still keeps in touch with me. She is a very classy lady and I admire her greatly.

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the
passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my
new life with my mate. And yet in a way,
it seems like eons ago,
and I wonder where all the years went.
I know that I lived them all...
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and
But, here it is..the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...
How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth

I remember well...
seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people
were years away from me,
and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully
what it would be like...
But, here it friends are retired and getting gray...they move slower
and I see an older person now.
Some are in better and some worse shape than me... but, I see the great
Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant... but, like
their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used
to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the
day! And taking a nap is not a treat's mandatory!
Cause if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the
aches and pains and the loss of strength,
and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how
long it will last...this I know, that when it's over...its over....
Yes , I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done ,,,,,things I
should have done, but indeed,
there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime....

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be
here faster than you think.
So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly!
Don't put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure
whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your,
live for good today and
say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...
and hope that they
appreciate and love you
for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

'Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who
come after.
Make it a fantastic one.'


1 comment:

Curley said...

I don't know if the cousin-in-law wrote this or not but it powerful. I like it alot.