If there is a crossroads between young and old, I think I have arrived there. At 34, I feel like I have one foot in my youth and one foot over the threshold of being old. Now, before you laugh and dismiss me on this, take a moment to ponder it for yourself. If you are older than me, think back to a time where you felt like you could still very clearly remember the angst of your teenage years, the rebelliousness of being a young adult, the bliss of your newlywed years, and the tenderness of carrying, birthing and cradling your first newborn. Then, as the years went on and you matured and watched your babies grow, those memories of youth began to fade and the wisdom of adulthood took its place. Life, once simple, became more complicated and although its simplicity is still reflected in the eyes and chattering of your children, it has nearly become lost on you….
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Hi Wynter! You have a pretty name. I am visiting from Faith Filled Friday and saw your great title. I am almost 40 with three teenagers and one 6-year-old. I think the only things I wished that I could have back after having kids – they came with colic – was my freedom and care-free attitude. It was a tough ride, but motherhood has been totally worth it. And, all those people who warned me about the teenage years have to eat their words. I love my teenagers and this stage in their lives. It helps that my husband and I are parents who are involved in their lives – we eat dinner together too and pray together every morning. Take care and God bless!
You speak my language of “intentional motherhood!” 🙂 Hopping over from Equipping Godly Women!
Joy Aletheia Stevens says
The post is beautiful and so very true. Thank you for your thoughts.
Brittany at EquippingGodlyWomen.com says
I completely understand what you mean. I’m a few years younger than you, and I already feel the pull between the life behind me and the life ahead of me. Thanks for sharing at Equipping Godly Women Fellowship Fridays!
I am kind of excited for you because research has shown that age 34 is the “best year” of ones life! So I think this is an exciting time for you!
Thanks for linking this up to the SHINE blog hop!
I love the title of your post, it sums up what you have said beautifully. I have to tell you that as you get older the years seem to flash by faster. I’m glad you are treasuring the moments you have with your children as they will be teens and then adults before you know it. Thanks for linking up at Multitasking Mummy #Team MM
I am 34 as well and excited about what God has in store for me for the future as a wife, mom, and woman of God! Checking out your guest post!
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Bobbi - 3GLOL says
Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated. Hope to see you again this week. Starts tonight at 8PM CST.
Have a great week!!