Monday, January 28, 2013

Let's Grow Old...

"...I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with you..."
I once had  a fear of growing old. I didn't want wrinkles. I didn't my hair to change. I didn't want to feel anything but youthful.
When you first get married, you are just getting used to each other. You're figuring out life, growing together, and setting the foundation of the rest of your life. Then you have kids and it changes your known reality. You move past the notion of being young and living selfishly. As much as I want time to stand still, lost in this moment forever, I am no longer afraid of growing old. Would you like to know why? I have build a foundation with this guy.
We started out best friends. We have been through a lot together. We know each other. We choose love in the difficult times. We respect each other. We are there for each other through thick and thin. We forgive. And now we are going through this journey of parenthood. Our lives have barely begun.
I know he will be there as a father. I know he will be there as we someday welcome another child. I know he will be there when our kids go to school. He will be there when we become empty-nesters. He will be there when our children build a foundation of their own with someone. He will be there when we have grandchildren.

We will be able to laugh with each other as gravity takes it's course. We will travel the world together. We will be more financially free together. We will be able to stand on the foundation we built. I am not afraid to grow old with this guy.
He's the guy that hates Valentine's day, but buys me a card early saying love should be celebrated every day.
He's the guy that goes out of his way to surprise me.
He's my match and I am so excited to spend forever with him.
Here's to growing old and loving the journey that takes us there.

1 comment:

  1. Love that your getting back into your blog! You two sound like you have a great foundation! Getting old sucks, but its a bit easier with a great partner :-D