As I appreciate the youthful vitality, sense of adventure, and pure joy in laughter, that my grandson brings to my life, I understand how much we need each other.
I calm him, offer my wisdom to help him understand things, and just hang out with him.
When I was raising my own children, I was so busy working that there were areas where my mom and sisters often “filled in” for me.
Even today, we are lucky to have mom, age 89 for her joe-de-vivre and spunk.
She adds another dimension to our lives, and helps us appreciate the fact that we all grow old, and that all of us have something to contribute to our family, friends, and our world.
Life is fragile.
But as human beings as we experience the changing passages of living and dying, of youth and old age, we can realize and have gratitude for each contribution our loved ones make to help us grow into who we are.
And So It Is!