Today was the surprise party for my brother in law and it went well. It was nice to see family and friends we don't get to see often. But boy...it was so hot! About 105 with high humidity, I had the worse headache afterwards. But I was so happy to see everyone.
Living far away, when we do get back to visit and see those we haven't seen in awhile, we start to realize how much they age. Meaning in our minds eye from previous visits, we remember them that way and in some ways just think they won't change. Today I really noticed how quickly time is passing by, and how little time we have with them. Even my sister and brother in laws, we're not "old" but some have children who are having children and I remember changing their diapers and caring for them. Some headed on the right paths, and others I worry about so much.
Just realizing how different it is today being a teen then it was when I was younger. How facebook, my Space and cell phones have made it a much more dangerous place. I worry for them. I am not looking forward to that stage when my girls are teens, only because I worry what's out there. I know I'm raising them well and on the right path, but in today's society, is it enough? I hope and pray that it is.
Was missing the presence of so many we lost recently too. Not use to them not being at the family gatherings. Just a lot of reflection today. Alot.....
"To exist is to change, To change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly"
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!