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Re: I Thought When I got Older.....

@SloopJohnB   Also Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

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Re: I Thought When I got Older.....


@IamMrsG wrote:

@SloopJohnB   Also Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 


@IamMrsG  Yes, wasn't sure if I could post that.  Thank you 🙏

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Re: I Thought When I got Older.....

This discussion is timely for me.  Just a few hours ago I thought of my parents and once again as I've done many, many times over the last 3 years, I thought about how much I miss them and how no matter the fact that they were 87 and 93 when they passed, it was never going to be enough time. My dad was the last of his immediate family to pass.  I know the losses of his siblings was painful for him. All his friends were gone, too.  And my mom also passed before him.  They were soulmates.  I think that's why he finally gave up.

 

When I was in my 50s I always figured I've got 30 more years.  The day I turned 60, my mortality hit me in the face.  I think of it often and with every ache and pain, I catch myself wondering and so I push those thoughts away.

 

I don't want to think about the last time I hug my children, laugh with dh, walk my dog, pet my cat, ride my horse.  I'm not a person who handles death well so I always push these things to the back of my mind. But I know they'll happen at some point.

 

I'm not afraid of what death brings, I am afraid of the process of dying. So I try not to dwell on it.