My children think it’s funny to name this Geriatric Thoughts because I’m their mother therefore I must be old; however, mentally and emotionally, I’m still in my mid-30s. So, I think/know I’m still youthful. I’m not older just smarter.
I have just returned from a visit with my oldest son, his wife, their 4-year-old son, and 3-week-old daughter. New life is so exciting. The possibilities are endless and probably will involve things we can’t even imagine now. I know my mother wouldn’t have been able to imagine me blogging on a lap top computer, texting on my iphone, or video phone calls. For that matter, as late as my 30’s, most of the technology we have available now couldn’t have then been imagined. But, for my children, it’s a world in which they are very comfortable and my grandchildren will giggle when they see the “old” technology with which we now work. So, what will this new generation have available to them?
For all the technological advances, they will still have to deal with many of the same matters that their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents have dealt with. What career do I want? Who will be my spouse? Do I want a spouse? What will my children be like when they are little, when they are teens, and when they are adults? What will be their special talents? I know that my children have filled my life with surprises and I am constantly amazed at how talented they are. Their abilities in some areas are far beyond my capabilites whereas I have talents that they don’t. Watching my own children grow has taught me so much. It has made me a better person than I could ever have been if I’d had no children. So, for that and many other things, I thank them.