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Growing Up….the Downside

I was talking to my mom tonight and she let me know that one of her cousins, Ann,  (who is more like an Aunt to me) has entered hospice care.  I knew she had been sick with cancer for quite a while but living so far away I’ve been able to pretend it isn’t that bad……that she might get better.  Now I realize that won’t happen.

I don’t like being in my thirties now.  I can remember when I used to think that was ANCIENT.  Now, though, the aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, church family that I remember from when I was a kid has dwindled.  More and more people have fallen to illness or just old age.  It really, really sucks.

My heart goes out to Ann and her family.  I know this is a horrible time for them.  I hope they know that though I am far a way they are still very much in my heart and in my mind.

Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves

Tuesday 7th of June 2011

I know what you mean. There was a time when everyone was getting married. Then everyone was having kids. Now, I'm sad to say that I have been a a number of funerals. Not cool.

So sorry to hear about Ann.

Jen

Tuesday 7th of June 2011

Yes, it does suck getting older! My mom mentioned to me today that family get-togethers are no longer for weddings or baby showers but instead, funerals :( How sad.

Terri

Tuesday 7th of June 2011

You are so right. That is a big downside to growing older. I watch my parents as they lose friends and realize how fast time goes. Soon it will be my group of friends. That's why we all have to learn to live in the moment a little more! Thinking of you and your family.

Ashley D

Tuesday 7th of June 2011

Praying for you and your cousin, Ann. I am struggling with my grandfather's illness right now, so I understand how hard it is to watch someone you love fade. Praying the Lord gives you strength.