I am participating in Finish the Sentence Friday with Janine's Confessions Of A Mommyaholic. I have participated when I have time. The prompts are all so fantastic! You should read some of the posts. They are a great bunch of bloggers and you just never know what kind of sentences they will come up with.
When I was younger, I wanted to be a mommy. That was my biggest desire. I also wanted to travel and see the world.
I have really been able to live my dreams. I have spent over 40 years raising children. I married right out of high school at 17. I had my daughter at 18, then my sons at 20, and 22. Since my first husband died when I was 24, I spent the next decade raising my children. When I was 40 I had my youngest son. So here I am coming up to 59 in a few months and I have been raising my own children since I was 18. I have been a mommy for a long time.
I have also gotten to travel quite a bit over the years. I hope to travel much more during the rest of my life. I have posted about some of my travels.
Now I am more concerned with what I want to be when I get older.
I am going to have a house with no children, what a strange thought that is for me. So what will I do with the rest of my life. I am not ready to sit and do nothing. My son has kept me really busy for so long and all of my activities have been associated with him. We have had so much fun. My husband and I will be lonely for a while.
I have seen so many of my friends lives slow down and they seem to be getting old! I don't want to slow down at this point. I want to enjoy life. Most of the people I spend time with are parents of my son's friends. They are all much younger and much more active.
Will I slow down since I don't have a younger person in the house any longer? I don't think so! I can hang out with my grandsons and do fun things with them.
I will be concentrating on What I Want To Do When I Get Older! How about you? What do you want to do when you get older?