~Graduating Through Life ~ Tuesday Writing Essential~ TWE ~ Thursday Writing Essential~

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I remember as a child, thinking that 30 was old.  As I reached the 25 age  mark in my life, 30 seemed young.  At the age of 30, I thought 50 was old.  Now I am past the 50 year mark in my life and there is no age seems old. 


When I was 18, I thought I was invincible. I thought I was “hot stuff” and nothing could hurt me.  Now I realize just how wrong I was.  The realization hit me when our first child was born. I realized that my parents knew a whole lot more than I thought they did.  As I became a Grand-parent, I knew my daughter would have to learn the hard way, just as I did.  Sure enough, she called one day to say “I am so sorry, Mom”.

It is amazing how each individual and family is different yet so much a like. We all go through stages in our life when we graduate from one thought or idea to a higher thought or idea. For example, I find that as I age,  my family changes and each generation takes the place of the generation before them.  

The following family history is a direct line of females.  Each is a child of the woman listed before her.  We are so very fortunate to have 5 generations of all females.  I know this will not be the case for much longer because we each are getting older.  The normal graduation of life is to age in this life, die and graduate to the next life where we are given new life.

My Grandmother was born in 1922.  She is still alive but the aging process is taking its toll on her body. 




My Mother was born in 1943.  I am very fortunate to not only have a Grandmother alive but my mother as well.



I was born in 1960. 

This photo is of me and my Dad




Our oldest daughter was born in 1980.




Our oldest Grand-child was born in 2003.





As each of us leave this life, the next in line will graduate to take the place of the lady before them.  The process is never – ending.   We each have wonderful ladies before us blazing the way for us.  It is impossible to fill their shoes but the great thing is, that we do not need to fill their shoes.  We each have our own talents.  We are not to try to be like the lady before us but to make our own way.  We are to use our talents to continue blazing the path for future generations.  We are each born in a time when our talents will do the most good.  We are to use our talents to not only help those around us but also help our future generations.

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I am just a simple country gal. I have been married to my best friend for over 34 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two Son In Laws and four grandchildren. My family is the most important thing to me. I love them dearly. I love life to the fullest.

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