Last night as my family and I visited over a restaurant meal, I sat back to enjoy these growing children of mine. I remembered being a child myself, wishing never to depart my Mommy and Daddy but as the years progressed, I left eagerly.
Soon, it will be only my Husband and myself at the supper table. This special time as a family will be over.
Then I recall my Mother-in-law's 80th birthday that we had celebrated a few years ago. She and her Husband were surrounded by their children and their children's children. How blessed she looked and how happy.
It is sometimes difficult to imagine the next stage of life but thankfully when it happens, we are ready and waiting for it.
photo from Yellow Rose's blog