“Are you the grandmother?”
I blink. “Uh, no. I am his mother.”
Was my gray hair giving evidence to my age? Or, the laugh lines peaking around my eyes? Have I lost my youth in my fifty years on earth? Probably. I could dye my hair, get botox and lose forty pounds. But, I prefer to be me. (I am working on losing forty pounds, though.)
Do my wrinkle lines offer any unexpected benefits? Besides getting a senior discount? Hopefully, with age comes a wealth of experience. In my world, this experience is being a middle aged special needs momma sharing my son’s journey through blogging.I could dye my hair, get botox and lose forty pounds. But, I prefer to be me. Click To Tweet
I recently blogged about my desire to slow down the aging process by exercising. (www.miraclemann.com/2016/04/02/middle-aged-mom-motivated-exercise) My motivation for working out four times a week comes in a small package. A twenty-five pound package named Samuel. I need to stay strong enough to lift my wee one and be healthy for the long haul.
I have done the math. When I am 60 years old, my son will be 20 years old. When I am 70 years old, my son will be 30 years old. I need to be spry enough to raise my little guy past childhood, into adulthood and beyond. This is my motivation.
My attempt to age gracefully, with passion pursuing a worthy goal in life is not my journey alone. A group of bloggers who seek to share their excitement for living life after 50 are featured in a blog series called “Between The Lines.” These wise women share blogs on recipes, fashion, home décor and faith among other things. I am delighted to be featured. Click the link to read their stories.
Thanks to Katherine’s Corner for hosting this blog series. Her dedication and drive to provide a platform to showcase women excelling in the second half of life is inspiring. If you are a over 50 blogger and wish to be featured, drop her a line.
Written By Evelyn Mann
Author, WIP, A Miracle In My Living Room