We Promised To Grow Old Together, But How Did It Happen So Fast?

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The heartbreaking magic of a 24 year marriage. 

Your birthday was fast approaching and you gushed to your husband that it was really something to be turning 45. He replied, “That was last year.”

Memories surfaced of your own parents doing the math when asked how old they were turning as a birthday approached. How such a simple question — how old are you? — required time to answer was inconceivable.

Now, you’re suddenly there, realizing that this dependable thing called “time” is performing its magic.

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3 thoughts on “We Promised To Grow Old Together, But How Did It Happen So Fast?

  1. I’m 45 and will be married for 24 years next week, but I don’t really feel old. I go to bed a little earlier, but I don’t feel old in my head or my heart. My body is holding up well with no medical issues though I do need glasses.
    It’s hard to believe it has been 24 years since I was that wide eyed girl of 21 walking down the aisle.

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    1. Hello Michelle–Thanks for reading! And I love what you said, that inside you don’t feel the age that you are. Ditto. For me it’s the combination of experiences over the years + the age of my kids that is telling, reminding me that I’m not as young as I once was! 🙂

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  2. I find if I dont think about age (will be 70 in 2 months) and just enjoy each and every day and what I have accomplished – 42 years married; 5 children; 9 grandchildren – everyday is a blessing –

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