**Not a Debbie Downer post, just me thinking, here**
It’s not that I feel like I’m getting older. It’s just that other things are happening around me. Constant reminders of being older, more mature, having more responsibility (not that two kids won’t do that to you).
I got a call from my mom that she has to have foot surgery. And, my mom is not old (she’s not even 50). But it’s starting to settle in with me. With aging (both me and my mom), things start to happen. And, they start to go wrong. I’ve accepted for a while that hubby’s parents are getting older (as they aren’t in the best of health).
But, my mom needing foot surgery? It scares me. Because it makes me realize that she, too, is getting older. And, I can’t imagine not always being able to call her on my way home from work. So, I’ll say it again, it scares me.
I received a call from a friend the other day. She told me that her and her husband are getting a divorce. I am so sad and heart broken for them and their kids. I didn’t know what to say. There are never the right words. Then, I felt like a horrible friend because I didn’t even notice anything was wrong.
It made me realize that I am now at the stage in my life where people I know are getting divorced. And, that scares me.
Not because I think that’s the path I’m on (heck no), but just that it can happen to other people. And, that my kids’ friend’s parents might one day get divorced. And, I might have to explain it to them.
So, I’m getting older…and it scares me!!!
And, I know that I’m not THAT old, and that some of you are older…you all probably just realized this sooner. Or maybe, I’m naive.