This Middle Aged Life

November 19, 2016 at 1:07 am (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , )

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Today is never too late to do what you always have dared to dream.

Someone asked me not too long ago if I would change anything in my life. I could wish I was a better writer and put out more interesting topics,or I could wish I was prettier, more outgoing, or wish for my old life back. Part of this middle age life is appreciating the hardships in life and learning from them or happy you survived the growing years. I can really say I have lived a good life. All the challenges I have faced taught me to never give up because nothing I would go through in life could ever be so horrible that God was not walking beside me all the way.

My life was forever changed in 2007 when Levi died in a tragic car accident. he was only 20. With the love and support of family and friends, I am moving forward in the good things God still has for me. I could have become bitter and angry at God,but instead I chose to trust Him. People have said I live the new normal. I have wonderful memories of a once lively household with my husband and son. Riding the ATV around on a snowy afternoon, family gatherings,the laughter and stories told, going camping with a large group, boating, early morning fishing trips, roasting hot dogs over an open camp fire. I chose to remember all the special moments God had given to me. My mom is aging and reminisces about her life growing up next to a movie studio in Chatsworth. She used to play in the Stage Coach Inn.

I am enjoying this empty nester, middle age life of mine. There has been some bumps and bruises along the way but I am a stronger person for it. I hope I write stories you continue enjoy reading and I always appreciate the comments and words of encouragement from all of you.


1 Comment

  1. Ann Coleman said,

    I’m glad that you are still able to appreciate the good things in your life, even after experiencing such a horrible tragedy. Thanks for this inspiring post!


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