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Here I am, sitting at my desk, thinking about how the years of my life have passed. It seems just like a few short years ago, I birthed my girls and rocked them in my rocker, and now most of their children are either grown or nearly grown.

I now have white hair, get around in a motorized chair, am taking numerous medications, including being oxygen dependent, and am a grandma to six wonderful grandchildren.

When I was in my twenties and thirties, I was told to savor the time I had with my children because before I even realized it, they would be away from me and have families of their own. It all happened so much faster than I realized it would.

Most of the activities I performed when my girls were growing up were difficult, but I had the strength and energy to perform anyway, but since those years have flown by without much notice, this now elderly body of mine has gotten fat from the effects from a medication called "Prednisone," and my appearance shocks me.

I rarely look in a mirror anymore, am inside near the air conditioning, in the Summer, and this is a person who worked in hay fields during the mentioned season nearly all day every day. What a rapid transition it seems to have been!:down: Spring, Autumn and even Winter have become more desirable seasons than Summer now, because I at least am able to breathe more freely.

Yes, it seems our lives are really only a flash of time and then we are elderly, and begin preparing to be put to rest in what ever state we are put to after the lives in our flesh is coming to an end. But at least there is hope for us after the transition from the flesh. The hope of an wonderful after life that for the present time is just a dream for now.

However, I am thankful for the missions I have been assigned to in this life, because the experiences I have been through have taught me to be merciful, kind and compassionate, including a burning desire to touch other peoples' lives with a compliment, a bit of humor, some friendliness, a desire to help them feel better and even being generous where there is a need to help some that way if I have the needed resource.

The most blessed thing that has happened though, is the feeling I get when I perform those tasks, because this is truly what makes me the happiest, because I love people with all the love that is within my soul.:nurse:

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Hi Fran, yes the years do really just fly right by don't they. I seem to find myself in much of the same situation as you. I also remember people telling me, when I was 20-30yo, to enjoy your kids, it goes by fast..., and now here I am, and it has indeed gone by fast. I have health issues also (as I am sure most people my age do) and like you know that this world is not all we have, and that gets me through each and every day! I try to do my best to seek God and his will for my life because in the end it is all about hearing "well done good and faithful servant". And as fast as the last 60 years has gone by, it probably wont be too long. Stay the course my friend, He will not disappoint. Take care of yourself as you care for others. Peace and grace to you...

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Thank you Daisy. I wish the same for you.

I should have said grace and peace because (His) grace always comes first which gives us our peace!

Blessings on your day!

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I should have said grace and peace because (His) grace always comes first which gives us our peace!

Blessings on your day!

And blessings on your day as well.

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