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Mid Life Grandparent?

Mid Life Sunday.  Ain’t it great to be alive.  I know I said that yesterday, but how can I not say it again?

Seriously!  It ought to be said every single day.  And if you’re a mid-life Grandparent, how lucky are you?

If our son waits as long as we did to have children, we’ll be 84.  No male on my Dad’s side has made it past 60. 

I live everyday as a Parent, of course.  And, what I decided after our son was born, was to also live everyday as a Grandparent.

Why?

Because I may never get the official privilege.  Seriously.  Ya with me?

Grandparents enter a stage in life, a season if you will, where withdrawing from life’s responsibilities and putting up their feet, almost seems like a rite of passage.  A final gift to take it easy, before they die.

Theoretically, retirees have more time and more money to invest in whatever they want to.

What if they invested it on the less fortunate, the needy, the overlooked, the sick, the weak?

Or at the very least, their Grandchildren.

It’s such a privilege to get older.  Tomorrow, when many observe our national holiday, Memorial Day, we might pause for a few moments of silence and thank those who never made it to old age, because they made the ultimate sacrifice, so we could.

Make it a GREAT day!  jeff noel  🙂

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

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